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Masai giraffe

Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchii

Description:

A Masai Giraffe spotted at the lodge near Lake Naivasha, Kenya. The Masai Giraffe is the largest subspecies of giraffe, with males reaching up to 19 feet (5.5m) tall, making it the tallest land animal on Earth. It is native to East Africa and can be found in central and southern Kenya and in Tanzania. It has distinctive, irregular, jagged, star-like blotches that extend to the hooves.

Habitat:

Hotel lodge grounds

Notes:

At night the giraffe's would sleep in the lodge grounds, sitting on the floor with their necks still raised up - a very unusual sight! Giraffe's can't lower their heads for too long as the blood pressure from their huge hearts (which is over 2 feet long) could be fatal.

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Chris79
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Chris79

Nakuru County, Kenya

Spotted on Oct 14, 2011
Submitted on Jan 28, 2021

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