The young of giraffe enter the world from about 6 foot in the air, as their mothers cannot lie down for extended periods of time. Like all plains game and antelope they need to learn how to run as soon as possible in order to at least have half a chance to reach adulthood. Long eyelashes, large hooves and rubbery lips all resemble the camel, but they are not related to the camel.
Giraffe eat leaves, and so to beat the competition, as it seems to be a popular snack on the savanna, they evolved to grow longer necks in order to reach the tops of the trees and the higher branches other animals are not able to reach. They also eat pods and their mouths are hard and rubbery, like a camels, so that they can eat the massive acacia thorns and other undesirable prickly things noone else wants to eat.