Both sexes have horns. The cows horns turn inwards and are well tufted. It is a gregarious animal with a keen sense of smell and good hearing and sight. It is capable of moving at speeds of up to 50 km/hr. It feeds during the day and at night. The giraffe is preyed upon by lion despite the fact that it is capable of delivering a fearful kick which could kill a lion. In spite of being extremely long, there are only seven vertebrae in a giraffes neck – as found in other mammals. It is a silent animal, occasionally uttering grunts and moans.
Their spoor is an unmistakable, square-toed print. The giraffe is prone to breaking its limbs, caused by slipping on wet surfaces.