Name: Giraffe, Giraffa
Description: Ruminant mammal with a very long neck and legs, tan coat with orange-brown to black patterns, and short horns.
Special Features: Very long legs
Very long neck
Marked with dark patches
Lives in small herds
Tallest living animal reaching 20 feet in height
Lives up to 25 years
Giraffes have long, full eyelashes
Can weigh up to 3000 pounds
A Giraffe can eat up to 75 pounds of food per day
Giraffes defend themselves by kicking
Diet: Will eat grass and fruits of various trees and shrubs, but principal food source is the acacia tree
Neat Fact: Despite its long neck, the giraffe has only seven vertebrae, the same number as man and most other mammals.
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