Man's fascination has been beasts' burden
(For instance: A giraffe's tongue is purple and about 17 inches long ... Although she writes that it's unclear why Lorenzo decided to acquire a giraffe, it's possible that he was influenced by Julius Caesar, a ruler he admired and felt an affinity ...
Cheyenne Mountain named a top zoo
Then I got older and learned about things like habitats and migration patterns, and I realized why those ... field trip, a giraffe at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo deigned to take a cracker right out of my hand with its prehensile purple tongue.
A Backyard Safari
While I'd like to think they love humans and that's why we were getting so much attention ... Here are the two things I found out about a giraffe's tongue: It's purple and gooey. Yep, the slobber was in abundance, but none of us minded one bit.
Adorable Okapi Calf Makes Bronx Zoo Debut
What looks like a cross between a zebra, a donkey and a giraffe, sporting a purple tongue long enough to wipe its own eyelids? Why, the okapi of course! And the Wildlife Conservation Society just announced another one has been born at the Bronx Zoo.
Stuffed giraffe to have stolen tongue reattached
Fortunately, a giraffe’s tongue has thickened papillae and gloopy saliva which helps to protect it from the fierce barbs. The colour of the tongue is best described as black, blue or purple with a pink base or back. It is generally assumed that the front ...