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1960

World record holder

By Chester Zoo

The tallest giraffe ever recorded was a Masai bull named George, who came to Chester Zoo when he was 18 months old from Kenya. He featured in the Guinness Book of Records and was just under 20 feet high. He had to duck his head to get in and out of the giraffe house!

He was a bit of a cheeky giraffe too - every time someone walked through the door he was able to bend his neck and pinch their hats off their heads. He even ate some of them too!

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