This Is How Giraffes Sleep

And it's pretty damn cute.
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Ever wondered how an animal as tall as the giraffe takes a nap? well the answer is that they hardly ever have to but when they do, it's a long way down. Until the 1950's it was thought that giraffes didn't sleep at all however it is now believed that they only sleep for around 30 minutes a day, most of which is broken up into 2-3 minute segments.

The reason they don't sleep for hours upon time is because of their height which makes it hard to lay down and get back up again quickly. Laying around on the ground makes them easy targets for other predators so they have adapted to only require a minimal amount of sleep. Because of this, seeing a giraffe sleeping is incredibly rare. Here are a few adorable photos of these beautiful creatures catching some z's.