During the night safari that Orient Express performs at Camp Khwai River Lodge by Orient Express in Botswana , within the Moremi Game Reserve Wild , you might meet a giraffe crossing the road . About Giraffe several interesting facts , such as the heart of an adult is 2 feet long and weighs about 20 pounds, on the other hand , language is almost 2 feet long. Giraffes males weigh 3,000 to 4,000 pounds and can reach 20 feet tall. Females weigh from 1500-2500 pounds and are about 14 feet tall, baby giraffes are 6 feet tall. Their life span is 20-28 years. Giraffes extend its forelegs in order to reach the water , they do this because these are shorter than the neck. They use their brands to blend in with the trees. Like human fingerprints , each one is unique. His mouth has a hard inner surface so they are easy to eat thorny plants . They can not cough. At one point he thought they were a cross between a camel and a leopard , which resulted in its scientific name , " Giraffa camelopardalis " . For males establish their dominance turn their heads in a test of strength . This is called " narrowing " . As you age, your skin darkens . A giraffe has only seven vertebrae , although its neck can be 5 feet long.