A sound clip of a giraffe can be found on Muvee. While some believe that giraffes do not have vocal chords, adult giraffes simply choose to use their vocal chords rarely. Baby giraffes, however, make squawking noises, particularly when they are restrained. The calves bleat or moan when hungry.
Mother giraffes sometimes make a "moo" sound. Giraffes are the tallest of all the animal species. Males can be between 4.8 and 5.5 meters tall and weigh up to 900 kilograms. There are three color varieties of giraffes. The Masai giraffe has yellow fur and dark blotches. The reticulated giraffe has a red coat with yellow spots, and the Rothschild giraffe has a pale coat with fewer blotches than the other two varieties.