Giraffes are the tallest animal in the world. On average, the males are about 17 ft. (5m) tall. The tallest recorded giraffe was nearly 20 ft. (6m) tall. Giraffes can be found living in open woodlands. They use their long tongues to pull leaves off trees to eat.
Giraffes’ long necks make up about half of their height. They are able to watch for danger because they are so tall. If attacked, giraffes have a strong, deadly kick to defend themselves.