GIRAFFES are the tallest living land animals. They have excellent eyesight and since they are so tall they can see very long distances. In fact, they can spot a moving person or another animal from a mile or more away.
POPULATION STATUS VULNERABLE: Though giraffes aren’t in immediate danger of extinction, they are threatened by habitat loss and hunting. They are poached for their meat, hair, skin and sinew. Populations remain stable in east and southern Africa, but have fallen drastically in west Africa.