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.
Giraffe - full body
Giraffe at Lincoln Park Zoo