The giraffe is the largest living ruminant. It is an African even-toed, hoofed mammal. A giraffe’s height ranges anywhere from 16-20 feet. It has distinctive coat patterns that relate to its nine different subspecies. Since it is not native to the United States’ wildlife, the giraffe is currently classified as an exotic species.
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