Masai giraffes are typically rather social animals oftentimes living in herd of 10 to 20 individuals. These groups are typically pretty loose as any ages and genders can join at any time. However, they usually consist of females and their calves. During the day, giraffes remain in a standing position and you can usually find them upright even when they sleeping, which they only do a few hours each night. They spend a lot of time eating by utilizing their 18 inch long prehensile tongue, which they use to wrap around branches to remove food. As ruminants, they regurgitate and rechew their food several times throughout the day.
Baby giraffes are very social and will often hangout and play in small groups called crèches. Males will use their long necks to hit their head into other males’ bodies when asserting dominance. These fights are called spars, which can range from gentle play fights to aggressive ones over a female.
The different species of giraffe can be told apart based on the shape and color of their spots.