Giraffes can live up to 25 years.
The giraffe is the tallest mammal on earth and can grow to be up to six metres tall.
Giraffes evolved from an early deer species and the small horns on their heads used to be antlers. These horns are called ossicones and made from bone, rather than cartilage.
Like humans, giraffes have seven vertebrae in their necks, although theirs are much longer! Males will fight with their necks to impress the females.
A giraffe’s tongue is an unusual blue colour and can measure up to 50 cm long! They use their tongues for ripping leaves off of trees.
Like human fingerprints, a giraffe’s spotted pattern is unique to each and no two giraffes have the same pattern.
Baby giraffes are born with short necks which will grow much longer after birth.