World Giraffe Day 2017

World Giraffe Day 2017

World Giraffe Day celebrates the conservation and awareness of all nine subspecies of Giraffe.

The SSRS mascot, Chaos the Giraffe, is part of our family and has traveled all over the world!  Take a look at a few of our favorite pictures from his adventures!

To celebrate World Giraffe Day 2017, we’re giving away 17 mini Chaos Giraffe toys to the next 17 people who follow us on Twitter or Facebook today!

Already have a picture with Chaos you’d like to share? Post it to our Facebook page or Twitter feed and tag us!

Giraffe Facts

  • Fact 1

    Giraffes are the tallest mammals on Earth. Their legs alone are taller than many humans—about 6 feet.

  • Fact 2

    A giraffe’s spots are much like human fingerprints. No two individual giraffes have exactly the same pattern.

  • Fact 3

    A giraffe’s neck is too short to reach the ground. As a result, it has to awkwardly spread its front legs or kneel to reach the ground for a drink of water.

  • Fact 4

    Giraffes only need 5 to 30 minutes of sleep in a 24-hour period! They often achieve that in quick naps that may last only a minute or two at a time.

  • Fact 5

    Giraffes spend most of their lives standing up; they even sleep and give birth standing up.