The weight of an adult giraffe is about 1600 kilograms or 3500 pounds. Giraffes can grow to a height of 16 to 20 feet. Males are usually taller and heavier than the females. The giraffe?s weight depends on the type of giraffe. Reticulated giraffes can weigh from 2,500 to 4,500 pounds, while Rothschild giraffes weigh 1,500 to 2,500 pounds.. Giraffes are known for their long necks, which average 6 feet in length and account for one-third of the giraffe?s total body weight.
Average Weight of Giraffe The average weight of adult male giraffes is 900 kg (1980 pounds). The average weight of adult females is 850 kg (1870 pounds). 900 kilograms (1,984.16 pounds). To accommodate massive body weight, giraffes also weigh a lot, too. The average weight range for an adult giraffe is usually somewhere within the range of 1,100 and 2,800 pounds. Straight after birth, calves already tip the scales at around 220 pounds or so. Similarly to matters of height, female giraffes usually weight less than males.
An average male giraffe grows to be approximately 5.5 Meters (18 ft). 2.5 feet high Weight: 50-100 pounds/average for adult males is 75 pounds, average for adult females is 60 pounds. The average weight is 1,192 kg (2,628 lb) for an adult male and 828 kg (1,825 lb) for an adult female with maximum weights of 1,930 kg (4,250 lb) and 1,180 kg (2,600 lb) having been recorded for males and females, respectively. Despite its long neck and legs, the giraffe's body is relatively short.Class: Mammalia.
The shoulder height of a male giraffe averages about 11 feet. The height of an adult female giraffe can reach up to 14 feet and its shoulder height can be up to nine feet. A newborn giraffe, or calf, has an average height of six feet and usually male calves are slightly taller than female calves at birth. The giraffe defends itself against threats by kicking with great force. A single well placed kick of an adult giraffe can shatter a lion's skull or break its spine. The giraffe has one of the shortest sleep requirements of any mammal, which is between 20 minutes and two hours in a 24 hour period.
The giraffe's stature can be a disadvantage as well—it is difficult and dangerous for a giraffe to drink at a water hole. To do so they must spread their legs and bend down in an awkward.