Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Species: Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata (Reticulated)
Geographic Range: south of the African Sahara Desert
Size: up to 18 feet tall, 3000 pounds
Lifespan: 15 to 20 years
Conservation Status: Least concern
Find them with the African Hoof Stock Map
- Giraffes are the tallest land animal in the world.
- These tall animals can run up to 35 miles per hour.
- A giraffe’s tongue is almost 2 feet long.
- Giraffes can go weeks without drinking water.
- No two giraffes have the same pattern of spots.