Spots are usually something we get rid of here at Pro-Tek™, but when it comes to giraffes, spots are something to celebrate.
Pro-Tek™ Pro-Environment Products is excited to honor World Giraffe Day on June 21–-the longest day of the year for the longest neck in the animal kingdom.
Giraffes are amazing creatures, not only visually beautiful, but marvels of engineering as well. Those spots? They’re more than just camouflage. Each one is a conjunction of blood vessels that releases excess body heat, keeping the spotted marvel cool in the hot African sun.
And the necks! Incredibly, human necks have the same number of vertebrae as a giraffe’s–25–but each giraffe vertebra is enormous, making for an easy lunch out of loftier leaves other land mammals can’t reach. That long neck comes with a complex cardiovascular system–the giraffe’s blood pressure is twice that of the average mammal to pump blood all the way to that brain. The thick, tight skin in the giraffe’s legs act the same way a pilot’s zero-g suit does, helping squeeze blood through the extremities. Aren’t they fascinating?
Sadly, giraffes are under attack. Their habitat is shrinking from climate change, exploitation from impoverished communities, and political unrest. Even in areas where they are protected, they are hunted illegally for meat where drought and poor economies leave villagers with little choice.
We think these amazing creatures are worth protecting, and we know you do, too! That’s why we are doing our part by manufacturing non-toxic, biodegradable, completely eco-friendly cleaners you can count on. Now you can feel extra-good about using Pro-Tek™ because every online purchase you make supports projects that protect the earth–including those gorgeous giraffes.
Looking for more ways to celebrate World Giraffe Day? Pro-Tek™ has you covered!