Giraffes have several ways of protecting themselves, including moving in large groups that make it hard to pick out just one giraffe from the rest of the group. They also defend themselves by their fierce karate-style kicks. The giraffe's gait, or way of moving, which is called pacing, is also protective and allows them to escape from predators by both moving their back and front legs moving forward together at one time.
Giraffes are also very fast, reaching top speeds of 35 miles per hour for short distances. This allows them to flee from predators when the need arises.
Giraffes do not prey on other animals as they are vegetarians who eat only plants. Their favorite food is the leaves of the acacia tree.