Went to the zoo yesterday and had a nice look at these stately beauties.  That’s me (in the picture) eyeballing a baby giraffe (who was really just interested in the nice green branch that had fallen just out of his reach in the enclosure).  Anyways, these bad boys are big.  We already know they are tall (the male grows to just over 15 feet tall).  They are also tough (Mama gives birth standing up so the first thing a baby giraffe experiences is a 6 foot fall to the ground…).  And they are HEAVY.  Here’s the stats:

Height (male) about 15 feet.
Weight: (male) 3,000 to 4,000 pounds

Conclusion: A giraffe weighs more than me.

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