What Does a Giraffe Look Like?

Giraffes have incredibly long necks and vary in color from light tan to nearly black. They have markings on their coat that are as individual as a human's fingerprints.

Giraffes are the tallest animals on the planet. The male giraffe grows up to 18 feet and the female giraffe reaches up to 14 feet. Along with a 6 foot long neck, they also have very long legs, that measure up to 6 feet. They have two small horns on the top of their heads that are known as ossicones; the ossicones are covered in hair and are part of the giraffe's skull.