The giraffe (or scientifically known as Giraffa camelopardalis) is the tallest land mammal. This is not just because of its long neck alone. The adult giraffe’s legs are in fact taller than the average human.
The average height of a giraffe differs between male and female. Male giraffes (known as “bulls”) can be up to 18 feet (or 5.5 meters) tall, with a shoulder height of 11 feet (3.3 meters). Female giraffes (or “cows”) can be as high as to 14 feet (4.3 meters) tall, with a shoulder height of 9 feet (2.8 meters).
Even baby giraffes are tall, a whopping six feet tall at birth.