Male giraffes become darker as they age. The coat pattern serves as camouflage, allowing it to blend in the light and shade patterns of savanna woodlands. The skin underneath the dark areas may serve as windows for thermoregulation, being sites for complex blood vessel systems and large sweat glands. Each individual giraffe has a unique coat pattern.
tulipnight: “ Giraffe Sunset by Bahadir Yeniceri ”
Safari Wild Adventure Printable 8x10 Giraffe Facts Poster, and their tongues are purple and very long: 12-18 inches