Giraffes live in central, eastern, and southern Africa in savannas, forests, and deserts. They live until they’re about 25, and their gestation period is usually 400-460 days long, after which they have a calf.  Giraffes eat twigs and leaves from trees, grass, and fruits, and get water from the moisture in the leaves. They are social animals that travel in large herds. People hunt them for tails, meat, and coat. Males get up to 18 feet tall, and females grow up to 13-15 feet tall. Females weigh from 1,200-2,600 pounds, and males weigh from 1,800-4,300 pounds.

A giraffe, photo taken by me

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