Giraffes are the tallest land animals in the world. They are usually found wandering in herds of 3-40 giraffes in the dry Savannah and open woodlands of Eastern Africa and areas in South Africa.
The giraffe’s love to eat the leaves, fruits and seedpods from acacia, mimosa, and wild apricot trees. Their long necks and long tongues (up to 18 inches long) helps them reach the tops of the trees where they usually don’t have to compete with other animals for their food.
Male giraffes can reach heights of 16-18 feet high and weigh as much as 4,200 pounds. Female giraffes can reach 14-16 feet high and weigh up to 2,600 pounds.
Did you know...
- Giraffes can run up to 35 miles per hour!
- Giraffes in the wild can typically live for 26 years.