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Maasai Giraffe

Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi

Description:

The Masai Giraffe has jagged spots on its body. It also has a short tassel of hair on its tail. The bony outgrowths of the male's skull superficially provide the appearance of up to 5 ossicones. The dominant male's spots tend to be darker in color than those of other members of its herd. Two Masai Giraffes in Mikumi National Park Adult males usually reach around 6 m in height—although they have been recorded at reaching heights of up to approximately 6.5 m—and females tend to be a bit shorter at around 5–5.5 m tall. Their legs and necks are both approximately 2 m long, and their heart has a mass of roughly 12 kg (25 lb).

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3 Comments

CindyCor
CindyCor 8 years ago

Many thanks for all your kind words

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Lovely series

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Nice series :)

CindyCor
Spotted by
CindyCor

Narok, Kenya

Spotted on Oct 12, 2012
Submitted on Nov 9, 2012

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