The giraffe is an African artiodactyl mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant. It is traditionally considered to be one species, Giraffa camelopardalis, with nine subspecies. Wikipedia Height: Northern giraffe: 4.6 – 6.1 m Eats: Acacia Scientific name: Giraffa Gestation period: Northern giraffe: 15 months Encyclopedia of Life Speed: 60 km/h (Maximum, Sprint) Mass: Northern giraffe: 800 kg Encyclopedia of Life Habitats: Savanna, Grassland, Woodland