Giraffe are the world’s tallest animal, reaching 5.8 metres tall. They are found across sub-Sahara Africa in dry forest, shrub land and savannah habitats. The current understanding is there are nine sub-species of giraffe although it is now thought they are separated into four distinct species.
The giraffe is classified by the IUCN as vulnerable to extinction and it is estimated there are less than 70,000 giraffe left in the wild, with the population continuing to decline. This is due to habitat loss and hunting.