The giraffe is a big, tall mammal with a very long neck and it lives in Africa. It is 6 metres tall and weighs about 1350 kilos. Its skin is thin and it is usually yellow with big brown spots. It lives about 20-25 years. It doesn't drink water very often, only every 2-3 days! But when it does, it drinks up to 37 litres at a time. The giraffe eats up to 63 kilos of leaves a day. I have seen a giraffe at the Attiko zoology park and it isn't dangerous.