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 in Okinawan zoo.
Giraffe - full body
Giraffe at Lincoln Park Zoo