Which is the tallest animal in the world?

       We all know which the tallest animal in the world is. It is none other than the giraffe. The name of the family to which the giraffes belongs is Giraffidae. There are only two members in the family – the giraffe and the okapi.

       The okapi does not have many similarities with the giraffe. It does not have a long neck like a giraffe. It looks more like a zebra. The hind of the animal are striped. In spite of all these differences, there are certain similarities between them. Both animals have a long, dark coloured tongue and horns covered in skin called ossicones.

       The okapi is also called the forest giraffe or zebra giraffe. It has a height of 1.5 metres at the shoulder and has an average body length around 2,5 m. Its weight ranges from 200 to 350 kg.

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