Giraffes - Tower family
I saw this family of girrafes near Mount Oldonyo in Tanzania. I understood the native people call them "Towers" because they are higher than everything around. As I got out of the car trying to reach them, they began to walk quickly away from me, except the biggest one, which obviously was the "chief". It was standing calmly and watching me threateningly protecting its pride.
The giraffe is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant. The giraffe is also noted for its extremely long neck and legs and prominent horns. It stands 5–6 m tall and has an average weight of 1,200 kg for males and 830 kg for females.