Toni Kuhn

Giraffes Practice Ahimsa

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I absolutely love giraffes! They are beautiful and magical. Giraffes are non violent, very family orientated and live in groups. Maybe this is why I am so drawn to them. They have an innate sense of the world, spend a lot time with other giraffes, and try to live a calm and peaceful life. Sound familiar? All they need now is a yoga mat!

Here are some fun facts about giraffes that I thought you would enjoy.

  • Giraffes walk by moving both legs on one side of the body and when they run they swing their legs in unison like most mammals.
  • They sleep less than two hours a day.
  • Females carry there babies for 15 months and give birth standing up.
  • Young giraffes hang out in nursery groups until they are around 5 months old, resting and playing together while their mothers forage in the distance.
  • The average height of a giraffe is 16-18 feet.
  • They spend most of their day eating and consume over a  100 pounds of twigs and leaves a day.
  • Giraffes spend most of their lives standing up, including sleeping and giving birth.
  • No two giraffes have the same spot pattern.
  • Giraffes are peaceful, sociable animals,  and rarely fight.
  • In New Age religion the giraffe is a symbol for intuition and flexibility.

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