Giraffes are the tallest of all land animals; males (bulls) may exceed metres (18 feet) in height, and the tallest females (cows) are about metres. Using prehensile tongues almost half a metre long, they are able to browse foliage almost six metres from the ground. Giraffe Facts 1. Adult giraffes have legs that are six feet tall. These long legs allow them to spring as fast as 35 mph for short distances and run at 10 mph over long distances.
9 rows · Giraffes have high adult survival probability, and an unusually long lifespan Class: Mammalia. The giraffe is the tallest living animal which is instantly recognizable by its exceptionally long neck. Adult males stand 15 – 19 feet ( – metres) tall, whereas females are shorter at 13 – 16 feet (4 – metres) tall.