These babies dive straight into the deep end from the moment they’re born. Giraffe mothers were given one of the most challenging jobs in the animal kingdom. Giving birth to a giraffe calve is an incredibly painful experience. About an hour after the giraffe calf comes into this world, it can stand up and run around on its feet, which isn’t something most animals can do. In some populations, more than half of giraffe calves don’t survive their first year, making their existence pretty remarkable (Giraffe Conservation).