World Giraffe Day
Posted by Rebecca Keogh on
Let's celebrate the world's tallest mammal!
Did you know that World Giraffe Day is celebrated on the 21st June each year?
Here at Paint Plot, we love our giraffes. So, to mark the day, here are 8 interesting and important facts that you may not have known, about this adorable mammal.
- A Giraffe’s spots are much like human fingerprints. No two individual giraffes have exactly the same pattern.
- There are only 111,000 Giraffes remaining in the world today.
- Seven species of Giraffe are now extinct.
- Many calves are killed within the first few months by lions, spotted hyenas, leopards and African wild dogs.
- The Giraffe calf can stand up and walk after about an hour and within a week, it starts to sample vegetation.
- A Giraffe’s neck is too short to reach the ground. As a result, it has to kneel down to have a drink of water. Fortunately, they only need to drink every few days, due to their ingestion of plants.
- Giraffes spend most of their lives standing up, they even sleep standing up.
- Giraffes only need 5 to 30 minutes of sleep in a 24-hour period. They often take quick naps that may only last a minute of two.
We love that every giraffe is unique, much like every painting. We’re not as supportive of the amount of sleep that a giraffe can withstand although we know that many of us feel like we get about that amount!
Here at Paint Plot we think that the giraffes are the best.
So, we commissioned our very talented Phoebe Dunn, from Melbourne to do our amazing Paint Plot Giraffe paint by number kits.
Phoebe was the perfect choice for our Paint Plot paint by number Giraffe kits because she is quirky by nature and loves colour and spontaneity.
Her advice for us all is to “take time for you, everything can feel rushed and overwhelming but remind yourself that you are okay and you are safe. Do something you enjoy for the sake of feeling good”.
If you would like to read more about Phoebe and her love of art and who inspires her please click the link
Our Paint Plot Giraffe paint by number kits include:
- Happy Giraffe - because Giraffes are known to be happy and enjoy company.
- Upside Down Giraffe – because giraffes are joyful, fun and curious.
We love these two Paint Plot Giraffe kits because they are beginner friendly, beautiful decorations and are great as a gift.
They are bright and fun and make any room warm. They look amazing in the children’s room or playroom.
Pick up your paint brush and celebrate World Giraffe Day.
Don’t forget the Paint Plot community loves to see your artwork. So, don’t forget to share on our facebook page or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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