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A Long Neck

The tallest animal in the world is a giraffe. Giraffes like to eat thorny leaves and their long necks help them reach tall trees.

Giraffes are afraid of lions, but they are very fast - they can run 35 miles per hour! They protect themselves by using their long legs to kick.

A giraffe's baby is called a "calf". Giraffes can live to be 25 years old and grow as tall as 18 feet.

What is the tallest animal in the world?