SALLY MCCRAE KUYPER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SALLY MCCRAE KUYPER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis), adults and calf with mouthfuls of food. Giraffes have a single calf that is nearly 2 metres tall when born. It reaches sexual maturity after 3-4 years. Giraffes are herbivorous mammals that are found on the African savannah. They use their long necks to eat leaves from trees. They are the tallest animals, reaching heights of 5.5 metres. Photographed at Rio Grande Zoo, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
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