PETER CHADWICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PETER CHADWICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Giraffes. Female giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) standing with her calf. A giraffe is born after a 15-month-long pregnancy and may be over 2 metres tall at birth. Giraffes live in loose groups of between 2 and 50 individuals, inhabiting the savannas of sub-Saharan Africa. The giraffe is the tallest land animal, some individuals reaching over 6 metres in height. Photographed in the Mala Mala Game Reserve, South Africa.
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