Did you know? - GIRAFFE FACTLET (Giraffa camelopardalis) ©williewonker
In the wild, giraffes almost never lie down because of vulnerability to predators. They usually sleep standing, sometimes sitting, and they give birth standing up as well. When giraffes sleep, they curl their necks and sleep for about five minutes at a time, sleeping no more than 30 minutes a day.
In captivity, where they either have not been exposed to predators or high stress situations, so their level of “comfort” is extremely high seeing a sitting giraffe is not uncommonly.
Fact Source backup: http://www.switcheroozoo.com/profiles/giraffe.htm
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