What Are Interesting Facts About Giraffes?

Photo: John Hilliard / Flickr
Photo: John Hilliard / Flickr
  • Adult giraffes can reach heights of 14 to 19 feet tall, and their legs and necks are both about 6 feet long.
  • The giraffe also has a unique spotted coat that acts similar to the human fingerprint in that no two giraffes have exactly the same spot pattern.

  • Female giraffes also give birth standing up, and babies are usually up and running within about 10 hours after birth.
  • One of the most recognized features of the giraffe is its long neck. Giraffes use their necks to reach the tender leaves on the tops of the trees in their native habitat of the African savannas.