Animals

Giraffe

Giraffa Camelopardalis

The giraffe is the world’s tallest land animal! Giraffes can grow 19 feet tall and weigh up to 3,000 pounds. Their necks can extend up to 6 feet long. Compared to the neck of a human, there is a surprising similarity. Both humans and giraffes have the same number of vertebra – seven! With its towering size and powerful legs, the giraffe has a dominating appearance, but they are very peaceful animals until they are threatened.

Fun Facts

Classification

Class: Mammalia

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Giraffidae

Genus: Giraffa

Species: G. Camelopardalis

Habitat

Giraffes usually inhabit savannahs and open woodlands

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