Giraffes are the tallest animals in the world. Males can grow over 18 feet tall. This is tall enough to look into a second story window. The babies are called calves. Females, after an approximate 15-month gestation period, will give birth standing up. New calves can be over 6 feet tall at birth. Giraffes are listed as vulnerable. It is thought that less than 70,000 remain in the wild and this number continues to drop.
You can help us bring Giraffes and other species back from extinction by supporting The Living Desert’s conservation efforts through the adoption program. Together we can save and protect wildlife around the world.