A Rothschild's giraffe calf at Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire, 2013.
The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all land-living animal species, and the largest ruminant. The giraffe's scientific name, which is similar to its antiquated English name of camelopard, refers to its irregular patches of coloir on a light background, which bear a token resemblance to a leopard's spots. The tallest male recorded stood almost 6 metres (20 ft).
A Rothschild's giraffe baby, christened Katja, is pictured next to her mother Katharina at the Opelzoo in Kronberg, January 2014.
Toronto Zoo introduces their new female Masai giraffe calf, Mstari, November 8, 2013.
Rosie, the girst giraffe born in Queensland, Australia - in 2013, pictured with her mother Rosie.
Did you know? Giraffe have extraordinarily elastic blood vessels in their neck to help them lean their heads down to drink. This prevents them losing consciousness when they they bend.
Gary Devereaux, the executive chef of London Zoo's caterers, serves a carrot and cabbage canape to a giraffe in ZSL London Zoo, July, 2013.
Kiringo the giraffe stands in his enclosure on March 8, 2013 at the zoo in Duisburg, western Germany.
Three giraffe take shelter at Sydney Zoo, November 2012.
Two giraffe play at the zoo in Cologne, western Germany, August 2012.
A baby giraffe, christened Dorle, stands in the enclosure at the Zoo Friedrichsfelde in Berlin July 2012.
Jule, a baby Rothschild giraffe, runs in her enclosure at Tierpark Berlin zoo in June 2012.
A caretaker at the Calauit island wildlife sanctuary feeds giraffes with tree leaves in Busuanga, Palawan province, in the western Philippines. Calauit island wildlife sanctuary covers 3,700 hectares and is home to endemic animals and African wildlife.