Long-necked, long-legged and spotted, giraffes easily hold the record for the tallest animal in the world. In the wild, giraffes use their unmatched height to their advantage, eating from trees that other herbivores are way too short to reach. Here at Zoo Miami, our tallest giraffe is Fezzick, coming in at 18 feet tall. This 16-year-old has secured his position as the alpha male of the herd, being the oldest, tallest and strongest. Fezz is very calm for the most part, but will always defend his herd. He stands out from the group not only because he is the tallest, but also because of his distinguishable dark spots that come to male giraffes with age and maturity. Fezz’ favored female in the group is 14-foot-tall Kita, who celebrated her 29th birthday on February 25. This being a very respectable age for a giraffe, Kita is known to be very mature and relaxed. She is also mommy to our youngest calf, Titan. Titan is only eight months old, and was born on June 28, 2012. With alpha male Fezz as his dad, Titan has got a great role model! When he was first born, Titan spent weeks getting to know his mom during the early nursing period. When he was brought out onto the exhibit, Fezz and the other giraffes welcomed him. Now, Titan is more independent and outgoing, often coming right up to the front of the exhibit area. Fezz also has a daughter at Zoo Miami, 11-month-old Marlee. Marlee’s mom, six-year-old Mia, is also on exhibit. Two other giraffes, four-year-old Pongo and three-year-old Blizzard also live at Zoo Miami. These guys happen to be half-brothers as well! During the days, visitors can feed these giants with healthy green leaves at the Samburu Station. But watch out, some guests have been unlucky enough to get in the way of an oversized sneeze!