Australia’s Giraffe makes it to the Guinness Record for being the world’s tallest

Forest, a giraffe  in Australia got etched in the Guinness World Records for being the world’s tallest living giraffe.

The 12-year-old giraffe is  18-foot, 8 inches. It lives in Australia Zoo, located in Queensland. Bindi Sue Irwin, whose family is the owner of the zoo, on Instagram shared pictures with Forest. She is the daughter of famous zookeeper and conservationist late Steve Irwin.

The animal was born in 2007 at Auckland Zoo in New Zealand. Forest was relocated to Australia Zoo when it was two, according to Guinness World Records.

Measuring his height was a complex task, stated Guinness World Records in an article. “Staff had to create a specially marked measuring pole and rig it close to a hay dispenser in the giraffe house,” it informed.

The process of capturing videos and photos for assessing its height took several months.

Forest is the father of 12 calves that were born over the last decade. Its new baby is on the way.