Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardus)

Details

Details of Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardus)

The world's tallest mammal with a very long neck and legs. Its body is covered with a beautiful latticce patern consisting of large irregularly shaded patches separated by networks of light coloured bangs.

The colour and structure of the pattern consisting of large, irregularly shaded patches separeted by networks of light colored bands. The color and structure of the patterning is very variable but several subspecies can be recognised based on distinctive regional difference.

The Maasai giraffe can easily be recognized by its star-shapes spots.

Short Overview


  • Height: 3 cm to the shoulder; 4.5-5 m total

  • Weight: M 1850 kg; F 825 kg

  • Active: Day and Night

  • Habitat: Acacia savannah woodland

  • Food: Acacia leaves at the apex

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