How do giraffes sleep? Do they sleep standing up?
Until the mid ’50s, researchers believed that giraffes didn’t sleep at all,We now know this isn’t true, but the tall mammals are one of the most sleepless animals on Earth.
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;
HOW DO GIRAFFES SLEEP?
Despite their cumbersome height, giraffes can settle down on the ground when they need to catch some rest.
The long-legged herbivores lie down by folding their legs under their bodies but they normally keep their necks vertical.
Slumbering giraffes can sleep with their long necks arched behind their backs, with their heads resting on their rumps, for short periods of time.
However, this seemingly uncomfortable position is mostly assumed by young giraffes.
DO GIRAFFES SLEEP STANDING UP?
Adult giraffes do sleep standing up but they will not do so for very long.
Check Below Pictures of Girrafe Sleeping.