Giraffe

Names: Giraffe

The giraffe is the tallest living land mammal.  They can reach up to 18 feet tall.

 

  • Despite their long necks giraffes have the same number of bones in their neck as we do - 7
  • The giraffe's tongue can be 18 inches long!
  • Why do giraffes have such long necks?  Scientists believe their necks are long so that they can eat leaves in trees which other animals cannot reach.