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Giraffe
Giraffe
Masai Giraffe
Information
Range Africa
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Artiodactyla
Family Giraffidae
Genus Giraffa
Species Giraffa Camelopardalis
Conservation Status
VUSpecies
Vulnerable

The Giraffe is a species from Giraffa genus. Its population is scattered all over central and southern Africa.

Description

The giraffe is noted for its extremely long neck and legs, as well as its horn-like ossicones. It stands 5–6 m (16–20 ft) tall and has an average weight of 1,600 kg (3,500 lb) for males and 830 kg (1,800 lb) for females. They have yellow skin with brown speckles. They also have big poop.

Subspecies

Nubian Giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis camelopardalis
Reticulated Giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata
Angolan Giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis
Kordofan Giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis antiquorum
Masai Giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi
Rothschild Giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi
South African Giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa
Rhodesian Giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis thornicrofti
West African Giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis peralta

Facts

  • Despite having much longer necks than humans, they have the same amount of neck vertebrae as humans.
  • Giraffes are very powerful and a single kick can fatally wound a lion.
  • Giraffes are the tallest of all the land animals.

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