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How fast can a giraffe run?

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Giraffes are capable of running at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour for a short period of time and can travel longer distances when moving at around 10 miles per hour. A giraffe's ability to run quickly is due to the fact that they have long legs that are well suited to traversing the tough African landscape.

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Giraffes are the tallest mammals on Earth, growing up to 19 feet tall and weighing as much as 2,800 pounds when fully grown. They live an average of 25 years in the wild and can be found roaming open grasslands in small groups that each contain about six giraffes.

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