The Giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world. They have black tongues that can be up to 21 inches long. They can run up to a speed of 35mph. Male Giraffes are called bulls, and they will sometimes battle each other by butting their long necks and heads. These are usually not dangerous and will end when one bull submits and walks away. A giraffe’s height helps them to munch on leaves and buds high up in the trees. They also get most of their water from the plants they eat since it can occasionally be dangerous for them to drink from a watering hole- their position can leave them vulnerable to attackers.
|Diet||Herbivore: Acacia leaves, Buds|
|Size||14 - 19 feet|
|Weight||1,750- 2,800 lbs|
|Average Life Span||25 years|
|Protection Status||No Concern|