Adult length (head to tail): 6.2 – 8.2 ft (1.9 – 2.5 m); adult height at the shoulder: 4.9 – 6.6 ft (1.5 – 2.0 m); tail length: 12 – 17 in (30 – 42 cm); adult weight: 440 – 660 lbs. (200 – 300 kg); appearance: body shape similar to the giraffe, except with a much shorter neck; coloration: reddish dark backs, with striking horizontal white stripes on the front and back legs; tongue is long (13.8 in or 35 cm), flexible, and blue-black in coloration; males have hair-covered horns called ossicones that grow to 6 in (15 cm).