Painted look achieved with Topaz Studio Impressions. Giraffes are the world’s tallest mammals, thanks to their towering legs and long necks.
A giraffe’s legs alone are taller than many humans – about 6 feet.
The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant. Its species name refers to its camel-like appearance and the patches of color on its fur. Its chief distinguishing characteristics are its extremely long neck and legs, its horn-like ossicones, and its distinctive coat patterns.
This image won first place in the “Your Favorite Animal” contest – 5/10/19.