The neck and legs of a giraffe make it the tallest land animal on earth — some reach 17 feet in height.
• The Arabs named the firaffe has been named after its speed, not height: ‘giraffe’ comes from an Arab word that means ‘the one that walks very fast’.
• A giraffe’s single stride covers 15 feet.
• While running, it can reach speeds of 35 miles per hour.
• A newborn baby giraffe is six feet tall.
• A giraffe’s tongue is nearly 22 inches long, and is black on the
end to protect it from sunburn.