The giraffe's graceful walk is created by transforming motor revolution into reciprocating motion via cranks and linkage rods. The long neck and legs, which have been specially molded to replicate the unique motifs of the actual giraffe, and body on which the gearbox is mounted employ transparent-colored parts, giving the giraffe a funky look. Soft foam "boots" are used on the legs to keep from damaging floorsas the giraffe walks.Reverse switch is also transparent, giving you a peek at the giraffe's internal mechanisms. Assembly is very simple with use of screws and snap-lock parts. Run on flat, smooth surfaces. Avoid running over slopes, on bumpy roads or on long-haired carpet. The relaxed, long-legged walking style of the mechanical giraffe will provide hours of fun!