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How tall can a giraffe grow?

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An adult giraffe can grow to be 14 to 19 feet tall. Giraffes are the tallest mammals in the world.

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How tall can a giraffe grow?
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A giraffe's legs alone can be more than 6 feet long, and its neck can be even longer. Its tongue is about 21 inches long.

Despite their gangly appearance, giraffes move quickly for their size. They can run up to 35 miles an hour in short bursts and travel up to 10 miles an hour for long distances.

Male giraffes can weigh up to 2,800 pounds and females can weigh up to 1,750 pounds. A newborn giraffe is about 6 feet tall.


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