“An incredibly tall giraffe reaches into the canopy to enjoy the most precious leaves.”

More Giraffe Vocabulary and Giraffe Facts:

  • Giraffes are the world’s tallest mammals and they can grow up to 20 feet tall.
  • A giraffe is a herbivore, which means they eat only plants.
  • Female giraffes are called cows, while male giraffes are called bulls.
  • A baby giraffe is known as a calf.
  • The collective noun for giraffes is herd, stretch or tower.

Talking About Height:

  • Elevated (Adjective): Raised up above the ground or other surface.
  • Grand (Adjective): Of a size greater than average.
  • Imposing (Adjective): Large and impressive.
  • Leggy (Adjective): Long limbed; tall and thin.
  • Lofty (Adjective): Very tall or high.
  • Statuesque (Adjective): Gracefully tall and slender.
  • Towering (Adjective): Very tall.

The idiom high horse is used to refer to an attitude of moral superiority. If you tell someone to ‘get off their high horse‘ you are telling them to stop acting in a superior manner.

In The News:

Time running out to select name of new baby giraffe at Gladys Porter Zoo

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