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Wonderfully Wild Wednesday: Giraffe feeding

Posted by: Rebecca Whitham, Communications

A giraffe's tongue is over 18 inches long and dark in color, most likely to prevent it from being sunburned as it strips leaves out in the savanna sun.

You can see these adaptations up close when you participate in one of our unforgettable Giraffe Feeding Experiences!

Photo by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo.