It’s so true! Giraffes have really, really long tongues.
Wanna know why? The giraffe uses its tongue to gather food, especially leaves, twigs and sometimes thorns. So its tongue is really long and really tough.
Our friends at the USA Science & Engineering Festival posted this picture to let us know the giraffe has a blue tongue that is thought to be resistant to sunburn! How handy is that in the savanna’s of Africa?
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Special thanks to USA Science & Engineering Festival for posting this awesome photo and inspiring this article.