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Maasai Giraffe

Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi

Description:

Up close and personal. 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 colour 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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6 Comments

CindyCor
CindyCor 7 years ago

Carol, Check out my Galapagos photos here. I've been there twice...

AMAZING !!!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 7 years ago

Wow! 16 times. That is great! Take a rest! I would love to go to a few places: Galapagos Is., Yosemite, Belize/Costa Rica to name just a few.

CindyCor
CindyCor 7 years ago

Carol, I was just in Kenya again last October. I have been to Africa 16 times and hope to get back real soon, but nothing planned at the moment.

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 7 years ago

U have such terrific photos! What an adventure. Where r u going next? And when?

CindyCor
CindyCor 8 years ago

Thank-you Maria dB. The faces look so different when you are this close to them. They are very sweet !!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Nice shots!

CindyCor
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CindyCor

Narok, Kenya

Spotted on Aug 8, 2008
Submitted on Nov 9, 2012

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