Why is a giraffe's tongue purple?

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The giraffe has an amazing long tongue that is a shade of purple. It can measure as long as 18 to 20 inches long so that giraffe's can eat leaves high up in the trees. It is believed that their tongues are purple to prevent it from being burned by the sun.
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So it will not get sun burnt in the blistering African sun. If it were pink, it would burn.
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Polar bears. Giraffes.
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T is thought that the dark color of their tongues protect them from getting sunburned
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Did you blow a smurf ?
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