Say HIGH to Forest | Guinness World Records reveals the world’s tallest giraffe

Say HIGH to Forest | Guinness World Records reveals the world’s tallest giraffe

FOREST - A 12-year-old giraffe living at the Australia Zoo in Queensland has been confirmed to be the world's tallest giraffe, measuring 5.7 meters (18 ft 8 in).

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Tallest-giraffe-one-along-guinness world-record-certificate

Adult males, or bulls, typically measure between 4.6 and 5.5 m (15–18 ft), and may even measure newborns at an altitude of 1.8 m (6 ft) as an adult person. Are, when they have got their feet!

But the forest is actually a statue specimen, for the tips of its oscillations (bony protrubense on the head of the giraffe) to the same height as a stack of four mini cars off the ground.

He stands head and shoulders above the other two giraffes in Forest Park (Kebbi and Gigi), where he is the only male in the herd.

He was born in 2007 at the Auckland Zoo in New Zealand and moved into his new home at the age of two.

While the zoo had always known that the forest was large - even among its kind, which certainly represent the longest species of animals alive today - the process of measuring their exact stature was far from straightforward.

Forest and its herd Kate KB enjoys a breakfast of Australia Zoo keeper Kat Hansen

Staff had to construct a specially marked measuring pole and rig it close to a hay machine in the giraffe house.

It then took several months to capture the videos and photographs that Guinness World Records needed to assess its height as it took some time for Forrest to become familiar with the new feeder.

Forest, Kat Hansen with Senior Africa Section Keeper at Australia Zoo

The forest at Australia Zoo is an important part of the giraffe breeding program, with the forest keeping 12 calves on the way over the past decade. So, along with Forest's gene, who knows one of his offspring, can go on to claim the record from his father ...

 It is surprising to many that, in the wild, the giraffe (Giraffe camalopardalis) as a species is currently considered vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and by some conservationists in recent years Calls have been made. Their status will be advanced to endangered.

This is already the case for some subspecies, such as the Masai giraffe (G. camelopardis sp. Tepelskirchi), one of the largest subspecies that was declared endangered by the IUCN in 2019.

The Irwin family celebrates Forrest's tall order with their official Guinness World Records certificate

However this extra-high giraffe is not the only record-breaking resident of Australia Zoo. The zoo is owned by wildlife royalty, Irvins (Terry, Bindi and Robert), who are now also associated with Bindi's fiance, Chandler Powell.

 This A-list rose to fame in Australian family TV series such as Crocodile Hunter, hosted by the late Steve Irwin, who died sadly in 2006 after being hurt by Sting Ray.

Steve's family continues their passion for animals, running the country's most popular zoological park, currently filming the third season of their latest Animal Planet documentary series! It is overseeing far-reaching conservation projects under the aegis of Irwin and his Wildlife Warriors Charity and Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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 Bindi herself is a record holder, the most adherent to a TV naturalist on Instagram. He currently has over 3.5 million followers on the social network, so fitting that it was there that he broke the news about his record-breaking giraffe.

Bindi could not be more proud that Forest has included her as part of the Guinness World Records family: "Our beloved One has officially made it to being the tallest living giraffe in the Guinness World Records [books] ! We are proud of our brave boy, he has a very good heart. "

He said: "Giraffes are taking it hard in the jungle, and we are very proud that we can participate in ensuring that it is around for generations to come."

Irwin's talents do not stop there. Along with being a TV star and wildlife warrior like her elder sister, Robert Irwin is also an award-winning photographer, whose nature photographs feature a variety of publications and exhibitions.

The most poignant of his photographs (and of which he is most proud) was that of Sudan: the last male northern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum cotton), who died in 2018. Robert told us at the time: “Wildlife supports warriors worldwide conservation projects, including the conservation of wild rhinos at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. We went there to have a look at the great work done, and I had the honor of meeting Sudan…

"It was very moving to spend time with him and take a picture of him ... I hope the photo gauges how incredible he was and why it is important for the preservation of other rhinos."

Last male northern white rhino, Sudan; The subspecies is now functionally extinct as there are only two remaining known females.

One stars in the upcoming Guinness World Records 2021 book, which hits shops this autumn and is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

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