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Odd question alert! anybody know what the 2 lumps on a giraffes head are?

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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
my daughter wants to know and is driving me batty, told her earlier they were ears oops
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
http://www.folkmanis.com/images/products/stage_puppets/larger/sp_giraffe_2561.jpg
#2
its there radar
1 Like #4
[B]A lumpy head[/B]

Both male and female giraffes have two distinct, hair-covered horns called [URL="javascript:;"]ossicones[/URL]. Male giraffes use their horns to playfully fight with one another. As male giraffes age, calcium deposits form on their skulls and other horn-like bumps develop. Giraffes can have up to three of these large bumps, two in the rear of the skull and one in the forehead region, so that it may look like they have five horns.
#5
wow what a radom question/thread made me lol, and reminded me that i would like to know to
#6
horns
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Both sexes have horns, although the horns of a female are smaller. The prominent horns are formed from ossified cartilage, and are called ossicones. The appearance of horns is a reliable method of identifying the sex of giraffes, with the females displaying tufts of hair on the top of the horns, where as males' horns tend to be bald on top — an effect of necking in combat. Males sometimes develop calcium deposits which form bumps on their skull as they age, which can give the appearance of up to three additional horns.[15]

taken from wikipedia
#8
oooh so giraffes are horny, not sure i should tell her that! :w00t:
#9
Lollypops
#10
i so want that puppet now lol
#11
Mum2Connor&Cerys
Both sexes have horns, although the horns of a female are smaller. The prominent horns are formed from ossified cartilage, and are called ossicones. The appearance of horns is a reliable method of identifying the sex of giraffes, with the females displaying tufts of hair on the top of the horns, where as males' horns tend to be bald on top — an effect of necking in combat. Males sometimes develop calcium deposits which form bumps on their skull as they age, which can give the appearance of up to three additional horns.[15]

taken from wikipedia


lovely, so according to this she takes a boy giraffe to bed every night, (thats where the question came from) :oops: thanks guys :thumbsup:
#12
Amazing Giraffe Facts
•A new born giraffe measures about 6 feet.
•A giraffe is one of the animals who is born with a horn.
•The scientific name of the giraffe is "Camelopardalis."
•Each giraffe has a unique coat pattern.
•The tongue of an adult giraffe measures 27".
•Giraffes are vegetarians and live on the leaves of the baobab tree.
•Every step a giraffe takes is 15 feet in length.
•The giraffe is able to grasp objects such as leaves with the help of its tong
#13
wickedteen
its there radar


thats as bad as my 'ears' to which I got back 'dont be silly mummy what do they need 4 ears for!'
#14
michelleleemoo
thats as bad as my 'ears' to which I got back 'dont be silly mummy what do they need 4 ears for!'


lol
#15
http://tootylovey.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/mini-baby_giraffe_thank_you.142234411_std.jpg
banned#16
ilovepink
wow what a radom question/thread made me lol, and reminded me that i would like to know to


this ones got horns.....not the giraffe kind ...you know what i mean she-devil! oops
#17
if its true a boy giraffe has a 27 inch tongue no wonder a girl giraffe takes one to bed every night:whistling:
#18
bannedmaterial;5159495
this ones got horns.....not the giraffe kind ...you know what i mean she-devil! oops


?
#19
bannedmaterial
this ones got horns.....not the giraffe kind ...you know what i mean she-devil! oops


what happened there? well i suppose i did put odd in the op :thinking::thinking:
1 Like #20
michelleleemoo
thats as bad as my 'ears' to which I got back 'dont be silly mummy what do they need 4 ears for!'


Fair play to your daughter for that comeback :-D {How old is she - sounds like something my 5 year old would come out with}

Also I must admit to thinking "what a stupid question its obviously their.......errr.......bloody good question, I'll wait for the answer" (bet everyone had to wikipedia or google it!)
#21
Johnboy_1975
Fair play to your daughter for that comeback :-D {How old is she - sounds like something my 5 year old would come out with}

Also I must admit to thinking "what a stupid question its obviously their.......errr.......bloody good question, I'll wait for the answer" (bet everyone had to wikipedia or google it!)


spot on, she's 6 and carries the blinking thing everywhere and totally stumped me when she asked. The look of disgust on her face when I said ears was one that will haunt me forever! :w00t:

they are cute tho aint they?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3009/2526091504_ebc0071e54.jpg
#22
barky;5159498
if its true a boy giraffe has a 27 inch tongue no wonder a girl giraffe takes one to bed every night:whistling:


*shudder* :o
#23
choc1969
*shudder* :o


porkie?? ;-);-)
#24
michelleleemoo;5159615
porkie?? ;-);-)


:whistling: hehe
#25
Be grateful it was juts the horns she was asking about!!!!
#26
bannedmaterial
this ones got horns.....not the giraffe kind ...you know what i mean she-devil! oops


WTF?!

some1 signed up and got banned just to say that to me, wow, wonder who it was:?
#27
Antennea. Giraffes are in fact just MASSIVE insects. Strange, but true.
#28
All this talk of giraffes and their horns reminds me of a trip out to the zoo that I went on with my school yearrrrs ago. Nothing much of it sticks in my mind, except for when were lead to the giraffe area by our tour guide, who was a middleaged woman who posessed a fantastically enthusiastic passion towards all aspects of the creature and of the ways in which nature has formed itself. Picture a Scottish middle-aged female Steve Irwin crossed with a nurse, and you're pretty much there. The bit that got us was when she began to tell us (with highly animated hand gestures as well as words) about how wonderful the giraffe's ***** was, and how it could expand to fit any cavity into which it was inserted. You can probably imagine how a class load of 10 years olds responded to that.
#29
dxx
All this talk of giraffes and their horns reminds me of a trip out to the zoo that I went on with my school yearrrrs ago. Nothing much of it sticks in my mind, except for when were lead to the giraffe area by our tour guide, who was a middleaged woman who posessed a fantastically enthusiastic passion towards all aspects of the creature and of the ways in which nature has formed itself. Picture a Scottish middle-aged female Steve Irwin crossed with a nurse, and you're pretty much there. The bit that got us was when she began to tell us (with highly animated hand gestures as well as words) about how wonderful the giraffe's ***** was, and how it could expand to fit any cavity into which it was inserted. You can probably imagine how a class load of 10 years olds responded to that.


sounds interesting, especially to the type of character you described lol

oh and giraffe's horny bits on ther heads are offically lumpy bits lol
#30
dxx
All this talk of giraffes and their horns reminds me of a trip out to the zoo that I went on with my school yearrrrs ago. Nothing much of it sticks in my mind, except for when were lead to the giraffe area by our tour guide, who was a middleaged woman who posessed a fantastically enthusiastic passion towards all aspects of the creature and of the ways in which nature has formed itself. Picture a Scottish middle-aged female Steve Irwin crossed with a nurse, and you're pretty much there. The bit that got us was when she began to tell us (with highly animated hand gestures as well as words) about how wonderful the giraffe's ***** was, and how it could expand to fit any cavity into which it was inserted. You can probably imagine how a class load of 10 years olds responded to that.


[SIZE="6"]omg:w00t:[/SIZE]
#31
ilovepink
WTF?!

some1 signed up and got banned just to say that to me, wow, wonder who it was:?


very strange if i do say! :thinking::thinking: you gots a stalker :w00t: and for some reason they must have known they were going to get banned to use that name, very odd hun.
#32
michelleleemoo
very strange if i do say! :thinking::thinking: you gots a stalker :w00t: and for some reason they must have known they were going to get banned to use that name, very odd hun.


sad more like, nothing better to do lol, my very own hukds stalker:thumbsup: top banana
#33
ilovepink
sad more like, nothing better to do lol, my very own hukds stalker:thumbsup: top banana


yeah you rock! dont think anyone's ever gone to that much effort for me :w00t:

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