Giraffes live in Africa. They are the tallest animals in the world! They are fast, too! They have got a big body, a long neck and long legs. Their tongue is long, too. Giraffes have got beautiful spotted coats and long tails as well. They eat leaves and small plants. They usually live for 25 years. Giraffes must travel miles to find enough food. They drink once every several days because they get most of their water from the plants they eat. They sleep only 5 to 30 minutes in a 24-hour period! WOW! What an amazing animal!