Ever wonder what eats the highest leaves on the trees in Africa? Why, that's the reticulated giraffe, the tallest land animal on planet Earth! Thanks to their enormously long necks, reticulated giraffes can grow up to 20 feet tall. The males even use their necks in mating rituals!
Scientific Name: Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata
Characteristics: Reticulated giraffes are easily recognizable by their lengthy necks, brown spots, and skin-covered knobs on the top of their heads called “ossicones.” This hand-painted and professionally crafted figurine captures the physical appearance and calm demeanor of this beautifully unique mammal.
Size and Color: 7 inches long and 9.5 inches tall, this giraffe is the length of a 16 oz. water bottle turned on its side and a bit shorter than height of a legal-sized piece of paper. Be careful that wherever you put this long-necked friend, it isn't too close to any potted plants or you might lose them!