Giraffes are the tallest mammals on Earth, with some males reaching heights of over 18 feet and females over 14 feet.

A giraffe's tongue can be up to 18 inches long, perfect for grasping leaves from tall trees.

Their long necks and legs are adapted for reaching high branches and running at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour.

Giraffes have the same number of neck vertebrae (seven) as humans, but theirs are elongated to support their long necks.

Their spots are like human fingerprints—no two giraffes have the same pattern.

Giraffes live in loose herds led by a dominant male. They communicate through low-frequency sounds.

Giraffes use a variety of sounds, including moans, grunts, and snorts, to communicate with each other.

Their long eyelashes and special valves in their neck help prevent blood from rushing to their brains when they bend down to drink.

Giraffes have the highest blood pressure of any animal, which helps them pump blood up to their brains against gravity.

Giraffes have ossicones—horn-like structures made of cartilage and covered in skin and fur.