GUESS WHAT THIS IS???? It’s a giraffe’s tongue – looks exactly like a snake and is soooo scary and quick! A giraffe’s tongue is purplish-black and can extend almost 45 centremetres! It’s thought to be pigmented to keep the tongue from sunburn during their all-day feeding. This is a hand reared giraffe at the Lion Park, that you can feed if you’re brave enough.