Friday, February 22, 2008

What's in a name?

Many of you may wonder what is up with giraffes! Why am I so obsessed with these creatures? They aren't cuddly, they aren't popular, but they sure are cute! I remember reading in our Childcraft Encyclopedia that we had as a kid, that giraffes have 7 neck bones just like humans only longer. That fascinated me. But the true love of giraffes started in junior high. Jane Goodall came to speak to about her work with chimpanzees and in order to attend you had to write about an animal you were passionate about. From then on....well you know how I am! I suppose it also had something to do with the fact that I always felt really tall as a kid (maybe because I was a head taller than my twin brother and every other boy in school)

Here are some fun facts:

1 comment:

Un Peu De Tout by Christine said...

Oh, I don't know . . . they always kinda seemed cuddly to me!!! And you are right, they are super cute. I think its the little nubbies on their heads!!