Take a good look at these giraffe pictures, because you won't often catch a sleeping giraffe. In fact, despite being the tallest animal, giraffes have the shortest sleep requirements of any mammal, sleeping an average of just 30 minutes per day. And when they do sleep, usually it's just for a few minutes; until the 1950s, researchers believed that these animals don't sleep and argued do giraffes lay down at all.

The giraffe is a prey animal, so many of its habits have evolved out of necessity. Since it's difficult to lie down or get up quickly, sleeping is a huge liability; drinking water is another struggle since the cute giraffe's neck is too short of reaching the ground. For this reason, they get most of their water from the plants that they eat, and only need to drink water every few days. Sure, these giraffe facts make them already special, but wait until you see them sleeping!

So while these sleeping animals might not seem very impressive, you're witnessing something few people have ever seen! Vote on the one you think looks the comfiest!

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Sleeping Giraffe

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CherylSicuso
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5 years ago

Nice butt pillow!

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#2

Sleeping Giraffe

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TanjaPranicHealing
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5 years ago

I want to hold his head for more comfort

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#3

Sleeping Giraffe

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LauraStephenson
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5 years ago

Nom

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#4

Sleeping Giraffe

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MarkieAsbill
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5 years ago

Looks so peaceful

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#5

Sleeping Giraffe

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MrTree1779
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5 years ago

"That...was one helluva party."

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#6

Sleeping Giraffe

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JanisTrawick
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5 years ago

I vote for this one, seems so at peace with the world!

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#7

Sleeping Giraffe

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EarthtoJoanna
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5 years ago

Look at that face...awwww!!!

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#8

Sleeping Giraffe

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DorcasFriedel
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5 years ago

i look at this giraffe and i see one of God's marvels and wonder how his greatest marvels-mankind- could ever look at a giraffe as a trophy

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#9

Sleeping Giraffe

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Sally Metry
Community Member
3 years ago

I can't figure where are the four legs LOOOL

#10

Sleeping Giraffe

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Sally Metry
Community Member
3 years ago

I love this one

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#11

Sleeping Giraffe

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Winter
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm very glad I'm not a giraffe! They look SO uncomfortable!

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#12

Sleeping Giraffe

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Rism
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5 years ago

It looks uncomfortable... Poor baby :(

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#13

Maybe Sleeping...

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STcali
Community Member
5 years ago

Great pic! Beautiful

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