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Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata

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.

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

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