WTF Fun Fact – The Reason For The Giraffes Dark Tongue

The tongue of a giraffe is a dark black or purple color due to the extra melanin in it, which protects the tongue from getting sunburn. This is a necessity since their tongues are so long (up to 2 feet) and exposed from eating nearly 12 hours a day. – WTF Fun Facts

Source: Why Are Giraffe’s Tongue’s Black? – Colorado Computer Support Colorado Computer Support (

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