Above it all, The Masai giraffe's towering stature gives it a privileged position on the Savannah, allowing it to out-compete other plant foragers and spot predators long before they get near. Built for height, the giraffe has dense, strong bones closer to the ground, while those in its neck and head are relatively light. Males even use their long necks as weapons when fighting each other. But the world's tallest animal has no defense against the dual scourges of illegal hunting and habitat loss
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