Fully grown giraffes stand 4.3–5.7 m (14.1–18.7 ft) tall, with males taller than females. The tallest recorded male was 5.88 m (19.3 ft) and the tallest recorded female was 5.17 m (17.0 ft) tall.
The average weight is 1,192 kg (2,628 lb) for an adult male and 828 kg (1,825 lb) for an adult female. Giraffes see in color and their senses of hearing and smell are also sharp. The giraffe's tongue is about 45 cm (18 in) long.
The coat pattern serves as camouflage, allowing it to blend in the light and shade patterns of savannah woodlands. Each individual giraffe has a unique coat pattern.