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.
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Big (literally) announcement! 💛🦒 Our sweetheart Forest has officially made it into the Guinness World Records for being the tallest living giraffe! We are so proud of our towering guy, he has such a wonderful heart. You can meet Forest on your next #AustraliaZoo adventure!
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.