The giraffe is the tallest of all animals, and they may grow more than 18 feet. Male giraffes are usually taller than female giraffes. The giraffe gets its height from its long legs, and its even longer neck. Mostly giarffes live in national parks or game reserves in Africa. They feed on leaves, twigs and fruits of trees and bushes. The giraffe can go without drinking water for weeks. Each giraffe has its own coat pattern, which will help protect the giraffe because it camouflages him with the trees.