Isn't she huge? Standing at a height of 5.5 m, the giraffe looks out proudly across the savannah and holds the title of "tallest land mammal". Easily recognisable for its very long neck, the giraffe is a fawn colour with large orangey spots and has two small horns on its head. This herbivore loves leaves (especially acacia) which it can pick from the very treetops. It can eat up to 50 kg of leaves per day! It also has a very long tongue which can measure more than 50 cm. Did you know that the giraffe can run at speeds of up to 50 km per hour?