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Giraffe and calf. Female giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) with her calf. This even-toed ungulate mammal is the tallest living land animal and the largest ruminant. It can grow to a height of 5.5 metres and weigh over a tonne. Feeding mainly on the twigs and leaves of trees, it is found on the grasslands and scrublands of sub-Saharan Africa. Photographed in Zimanga Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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