African Savannah

Reticulated Giraffe

Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata Reticulated Giraffe

Animal Class:
Mammals

Diet:
Herbivore

Status in the Wild:
Stable

Long & Lean

With an average height of 14 to 18 feet, giraffes are the tallest mammals. Even their tongues are long! They use their 18-inch long tongue to wrap around branches and strip off the leaves.

Neck and Neck

Don’t let that long neck fool you. Giraffes have seven vertebrae in their necks, just like humans. They’re just a lot bigger!

  • Cheetah
  • Eastern Black Rhinoceros
  • Eastern Bongo
  • Grevy's Zebra
  • Reticulated Giraffe