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Giraffes in the Serengeti

The Serengeti is not only Tanzania's largest national park, it is also the oldest and most popular National Park as well as a world heritage site. Recently, it was proclaimed as the 7th wonder of the world.

Grazing giraffe on the Serengeti
Karin Leperi

Within these confines lives the tallest living terrestrial animal and largest ruminant in the world - the giraffe - enjoying bushes and the leaves of acacia trees as it grazes for nutrients. An elegant yet singular species without strong social bonds, the giraffe is preyed upon by lions and their calves are often targets for leopards, spotted hyenas, and wild dogs.