Male giraffes use their necks as weapons in combat, a behaviour known as necking.
Giraffes usually inhabit savannahs, grasslands, and open woodlands.
The noun giraffe adheres to the standard rules for forming the plurals of nouns in English (shown in the table below).
Example of Type
Forming the Plural
Noun Ending s, sh, ch, x or z
Nouns ending [consonant] o
add either s or es
(There are no rules for this - you have to know.)
Nouns ending [consonant] y
change the y to an i and add es
Nouns ending [vowel] y
Nouns ending f or fe
ves and/or s
(There are no rules - you have to know.)
Nouns ending ff or ffe
some nouns undergo a vowel or letters change
some nouns do not change at all
Why Is There Confusion over the Plural of Giraffe?
All nouns ending ff or ffe (e.g., cliff, giraffe) just add an s. Some writers confuse these nouns with nouns ending f or fe (e.g., leaf, wife), whose rules for forming the plurals are not straightforward.