Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis

Hello up there! Giraffe are the tallest animals on Earth.

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ORIGIN:
Subsaharan Africa

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HABITAT:
Savannas and scrub forests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
2600-4200 lbs
Height: 15-18 ft

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DIET:
Leaves, bark, flowers and fruit

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PREDATORS:
Lions, leopards and hyenas

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Powerful kick

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REPRODUCTION:
450-day gestation; sexually mature at 4-5 yrs

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THREATS:
Habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
20-25 yrs in human care

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