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The giraffe is the tallest of the living land mammals. Males are between 16 and 18 feet tall and weigh up to 2000 lbs. Females are shorter and lighter. The long necks enable giraffes to feed from tall trees but the giraffe’s heart has to generate double the normal blood pressure for large mammals in order to pump blood to its brain.
Giraffes are related to deer and antelopes but are placed in a separate family, which they share only with the okapi.
Savannas and open woodland
Local populations vulnerable in many areas
Browse, especially Acacia leaves
Further information about this species may be found on the Animal Diversity Web page for giraffe.