The giraffe is the tallest animal on earth. Adult bulls can reach 5.5m in height and become darker with age. Our boys are still young, and have some growing to do.
Almost exclusive browsers, they eat mainly leaves, fresh shoots, flowers, pods and fruits. Acacia trees are the most important food source. Branches are pulled into the mouth by a very long and dextrous tongue. They can even eat certain thorns.

Cows and young animals form herds of up to 12 animals, while young males form small bachelor groups. Mature bulls are solitary.

Lions are their main predators, but a giraffe can cripple or even kill a lion with a kick from its heavy hooves.