Giraffes – Varmints – 84

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Giraffes!

Stacey from the Rough Giraffe podcast joins Donna this week to talk about one of Africa’s most amazing creatures: giraffes!

Thanks so much to Stacey for filling in this week!. If you haven’t listened to the Rough Giraffe podcast yet you’re really missing out. Once you’re done listening to this week’s show you can check it out here. Or just click on the image below. Now on with the show!
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OK! On to the news!

Cutest little dork is the 200th giraffe born at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado! Courtesy of USA Today

 

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Derp.

There are four different types of giraffes! Not even animals experts saw this coming! Courtesy of BBC.com
Pictured from top to bottom: Southern, Masai, Reticulated and Northern Giraffes:

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Wow!

How the heck does blood get from the heart all the way up to the brain? Giraffes have wild, weird cardiovascular systems, that’s how! Courtesy of New York Times

 

giraffesNext time you get up too fast from off the couch you’re going to wish you were a giraffe.

Giraffes don’t need to be intelligent and that’s OK. The trees they feed on might be smarter than they are.

Good ol’ Melman from the delightful movie “Madagascar”! Video courtesy of YouTube user rainboow567

How about a weird Flash game featuring a weaponized giraffe? You know you want to. You can play the Giraffe Got Game here or just watch the playthrough video here (which contains some PG-rated language.)

Fun Fact #1: Just like fingerprints, no two markings on giraffes are quite alike!

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Peep my spots, dude.

(Not So) Fun Fact #2: Giraffes are in trouble unfortunately. So be nice to them.

Now you know even more about giraffes than you did this morning! What do you think of them? We want to hear from you! Send us your suggestions for animals you’d like to hear us talk about, or just drop us a line about anything at varmintspodcast@gmail.com! We might even read your email on the show.

Your feedback is always welcome!

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Music used:
“Dubakupado” and “Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Featured image “20180311 ReticulatedGiraffe” was taken by Dwayne Smith. At the time these show notes were prepared this photograph was listed as Public domain. 
About our voice actors:
Kari McGinnis runs Blazing Caribou Studios and is a co-host on the podcasts Feast On History and Trivia Geeks Live.
Chris Braaten runs the Podfix Network and is a co-host on More Gooder Than.
Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.
Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)
Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime Bullshit.
Andrea Freitas runs the A Measured Life blog and is a co-host on the Feast On History podcast.