The tallest animal in the world is a giraffe. Giraffes like
to eat thorny leaves and their long necks help them reach tall trees.
Giraffes are afraid of lions, but they are very fast - they can run 35 miles per hour! They protect themselves by using their long legs to kick.
A giraffe's baby is called a "calf". Giraffes can live to be 25 years old and grow as tall as 18 feet.