A species achieves Vulnerable status when there is a high risk of endangerment in the wild. Hemker Park & Zoo holds the following Vulnerable species.
The giraffe is the tallest animal in the world. Males reach a towering 19 feet tall and weigh between 2400 and 4250 pounds. Females measure up to 17 feet tall and weigh between 1540 and 2600 pounds. A lot of this height and weight is because of the giraffe’s incredibly long neck, which can be 8 feet in length and can weigh almost 500 pounds. Even though the giraffe’s neck is taller than most humans are, it is still made of only 7 bones. This is the same number of bones that are in the human neck. On the top of their heads, giraffes have horns made of solid bone and covered with skin.