The giraffe, giraffe or kameelpardel (Giraffa camelopardalis) is a remarkable mammal, with a very long neck and long and slender legs. It is the tallest animal in the world: an adult giraffe can reach a height of about five meters. The cub of a giraffe is already the birth of 2 meters. The giraffe is closely related to the okapi. Together they form the family Giraffidae.