A group of giraffes is called a tower, according to the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. A tower of giraffes can most likely be seen in southern Africa. More »

Lions, leopards, crocodiles, wild dogs and hyenas prey on giraffes. The old, sick and very young giraffes are the most common victims. Giraffes' defenses are their speed, their ability to spot predators far away and thei... More »

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 ki... More »

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 ki... More »

A giraffe's height is an evolutionary adaptation that allows it to feed from tall trees and other sources of vegetation. The long tongue of the giraffe, which can grow to 21 inches in length, is a similar adaptation desi... More »

Giraffes get very little sleep because they must remain alert for attacks from predators, according to Live Science. They usually sleep for five minutes at a time and get 30 minutes to two hours of sleep a day. More »

The giraffe, or giraffa camelopardalis, is endangered due to habitat loss, the breaking up of habitat areas, the lack of suitability in existing habitats, poaching and new human population growth. Giraffes need to find h... More »