Mummy dear and tall:
I know you love me,
But why did I fall?
Why did I walk once dumped from six feet off the ground
Within the sixty minutes of my entry to this Earth that’s brown and round but not very sound?
(Because I hadn’t walked for 453 to 464 days.)
Yes, that’s why the ground was not very sound;
Though I made a sound when I landed on the dirt
‘ Cause it hurt.
Next time I thank
I’d rather have a doctor’s spank.
Giraffes have a gestation period of about 15 months, then the baby giraffe falls from his standing mother’s birth canal. It’s a drop of five or six feet. This helps break the umbilical cord and amniotic sac, plus avoid being sat upon by a long-limbed mother.
The babies recover quickly and are ready to walk by the time an hour’s passed.
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