Conversation with Jen the other day:

J:…Dog years, what are they all about, then?

R:How do you mean?

J:Well, who decided that one human year is equivalent to seven dog years?

R:Probably the same person who decided that the queen should have two birthdays.

J:It doesn't make sense.

R:Did you know that racehorses all have the same birthday: 1st January?

J:Why's that?

R:I suppose it's to define an easy cut-off date when deciding which horses are allowed to take part in certain races—for example, a race for three-year-olds. It'll be a bit like the 1st September cut-off date they have in schools to decide which year you should be in.

J:OK, I suppose that makes sense. But is it just dogs who have their own types of years?

R:I thinkcat yearsare probably the same asdog years, and I seem to remember Paddington Bear has two birthdays, just like the queen.

J:But what about giraffes, say? Can you measure stuff ingiraffe years?

An excellent question! Well, I've done some research on the internet, and it would appear that the *giraffe year* has never been properly defined, so why don't I do it right now?

**1 giraffe year** = 117.8331 mean solar days = 0.3226 human years = 2.2582 dog years

So now you know.

How old is April in human years? I mean I know she is 15 years old but....

I hadn't a clue what you were on about, but then I had the inspired idea of googling April the Giraffe.

If April the Giraffe is 15 solar/human years old, that means she is the equivalent of a 46½-year-old human. If that's what you mean.

then how old is Olive, her partner? they say he is 5yrs old

Olive is her partner? Lesbian giraffes, well I never!

If Olive is 5, she is ⅓ of April's age, whether you count it in human or giraffe years. (⅓ of 46½ is 15½.)

olive is a male giraffe, jennifer ment to type oliver

You have no idea how disappointing this revelation is to me.

Oliver is 7 yrs old to where April is 14. So now Tajiri is 1 will be 2 in april and tajiri's GF is 14 yrs old . This all will give you a headache lol

Well how old is April now that she is 17 yrs old

If a giraffe is is 23 years old in human years what would that be in giraffe age

23 ÷ 0.3226 = 71.3 giraffe years.

how old is 21 in giraffe years?

21 ÷ 0.3226 = 65