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Giraffes usually inhabit savannas, grasslands, or open woodlands. However, when food is scarce they will venture into areas with denser vegetation. They prefer areas with plenty of acacia growth. They will drink large quantities of water when available, which enables them to live for extended periods in dry, arid areas.


Giraffes

Giraffes are the tallest mammal in the world.

Giraffe Classification:

Kingdom:
Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Giraffidae
Genus: Giraffa
Species: Camelopardalis

Other Names for Giraffes:

Giraffe in Foreign Languages:

Afrikaans: kameelperd
Albanian: gjirafë
Amuzgo: kió' xtyo' tkò
Arabic: zaraafa
Armenian: ënjugt
Asturian: xirafa
Basque: jirafa
Belarusian: žyráfa
Bosnian: žirafa
Bulgarian: žiráf / žiráfa
Catalan: girafa
Cherokee: digalisdugisgi
Croatian: žirafa
Czech: žirafa
Danish: giraf
Dutch: giraf
Esperanto: girafo
Estonian: kaelkirjak
Finnish: kirahvi
French: girafe
Galician: xirafa
Georgian: žirap’i
German: Giraffe
Greek: kamilopárdali
Haitian Creole: jiraf
Hungarian: zsiráf
Icelandic: gíraffi
Indonesian: jerapah
Irish: sioráf
Italian: giraffa
Japanese: kirin / jirafu
Korean: jirapeu / girin
Latin: camelopardalis
Latvian: žirafe
Lithuanian: žirafa
Luxembourg: Giraff
Macedonian: žiráfa
Malay: zirafah
Mandarin: chángjinglù
Navajo: tsin yilátah ayání
Nynorsk: sjiraff
Persian: zarrafe / šotorgâvpalang
Polish: zyrafa
Portuguese: girafa
Romanian: girafa
Romansch: giraffa
Russian: žiráf / žiráfa
Slovakian: žirafa
Slovenian: žirafa
Somali: geri
Spanish: jirafa
Swahili: twiga
Swedish: giraff
Tagalog: dyirap
Tajik: zarrofa
Turkish: zürafa
Turkmen: žiraf
Ukrainian: žyráfa / žyráf
Welsh: jiráff
Yiddish: dzheraf


Giraffe

Conservation Status: The Uganda Giraffe is endangered







Species: There are 9 recognized species of giraffes.

Giraffe Species Include:

Angolan Giraffe - Giraffa Camelopardalis Angolensis
Kordofan Giraffe - Giraffa Camelopardalis Antiquiorum
Nubian Giraffe - Giraffa Camelopardalis Camelopardalis
Southern / South African Giraffe - Giraffa Camelopardalis Giraffa
Nigerian / West African Giraffe - Giraffa Camelopardalis Peralta
Reticulated Giraffe - Giraffa Camelopardalis Reticulata
Baringo Giraffe (aka Rothschild's Giraffe or Uganda Giraffe) - Giraffa Camelopardalis Rothschildi
Thornicroft's Giraffe - Giraffa Camelopardalis Thornicrofti
Masai Giraffe - Giraffa Camelopardalis Tippelskirchi

Size: Giraffes are without a doubt the tallest living animal in the world. Giraffes are 14 - 19 feet tall and weigh 1,750 - 2,800 lbs. Male giraffes are taller and heavier than their female counterparts.

Habitat: Giraffes are found on the savannahs in Africa.

Description: Giraffes are known for their extremely long necks, long legs, and coat with spotted patterns. Each giraffe has a uniquely patterned or spotted coat. Similarities are seen in the patterns with giraffes from the same region.

Diet: Giraffes are herbivores feeding on foliage. Like cows, giraffes regurgitate their food and re-chew it as cud. Giraffes can consume up to 140 lbs of foliage a day.

Communication: Giraffes can make a variety of sounds including: moos, hiss, roars, and whistles.

Did You Know?

A giraffe's tongue is 18- 20 inches long!

Gestation: Giraffes carry their young for 14 months.

Birth: Giraffe cows give birth standing up, dropping their newborn calves 5 feet to the ground at birth. Giraffe calves are 6 feet tall and weigh 100 to 150 pounds at birth.

Sexually Mature: Giraffes are sexually mature between the ages of 3 and 5.

Life Span: The average life span of a giraffe is 25 years. Lions, hyenas, and wild dogs are all predators of giraffes.

Did You Know?

Giraffes can run 35 mph.

Social Structure: Giraffes are social and travel in herds, the herds do not appear to have type of social structure and consists of both sexes and all ages.

Giraffe Gifts


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