- The giraffe is the tallest living land animal. As it chows down on leaves from tall African trees, it fears almost no predators. Giraffes grow up to 20 feet tall!
- Scientific Name: Giraffa camelopardalis
- Characteristics: Giraffes can easily be identified by their elongated necks, mosaic patterned fur, and their “ossiscones”, those skin-covered knobs atop their heads. This hand-painted giraffe figurine makes an excellent addition to any collection!
- Size and Color: 4.9 inches long and 7 inches tall, our giraffe figurine is about the length of a soda can on its side, and as tall as a mass market paperback book stood upright. While this figurine has white fur with dark brown patches, giraffe spots can be many different colors, including orange, brown, chestnut, and black.
- The Giraffe is part of the Wild Safari® Wildlife collection.
- All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
Other than lions, giraffes don’t have much to fear when they reach adulthood. Their height lets them see an ambush from far away, and their legs can deliver powerful kicks. Their necks are also formidable weapons, especially when male giraffes fight with each other for the affections of a female.
In 2016, the giraffe was reclassified from “Least Concern” to “Vulnerable” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Giraffes are extinct in much of their historic range, and currently some subspecies are classified as endangered. Habitat destruction and encounters with farmers have caused giraffe populations to decline over the years; it’s now estimated that there are fewer than 100,000 giraffes in the wild.
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size in cm: 12.5 L x 5 W x 18 H
- Size in inches: 4.92 L x 1.97 W x 7.09 H
- UPC: 095866004545