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asked in category: General Last Updated: 24th April, 2020

What do giraffe spots look like?

Under their fur, giraffes have dark gray skin with no spots at all. But the fur has spots that can be round, oval or blobby, with sharp or smooth edges, and every shape and state of definition in between. They're variable, but the spots remain the same throughout the giraffe's lifetime.

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Also know, what do the spots on a giraffe mean?

Giraffe's patches (spots) are first and foremost for camouflage. A giraffe can send blood through these small branches into the middle of the patch in order to release heat through this system. Each patch acts as a thermal window to release body heat.

One may also ask, do giraffes have two hearts? A giraffe's super muscular heart is two feet long and weighs about 25 pounds. It pumps 16 gallons a minute. A remarkable network of veins and one-way valves prevent back-flow, keeping blood from rushing to the head.

Similarly, it is asked, why do giraffes have patterned skin?

It's true—those dark patches are places where the blood runs closer to the surface of the skin, venting off heat in the process. What's more, this system of heat regulation may have more to do with the giraffe's long neck than its high-altitude diet does.

What color is the giraffe?

The coat has dark blotches or patches (which can be orange, chestnut, brown, or nearly black in colour) separated by light hair (usually white or cream in colour). Male giraffes become darker as they age.

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