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Masai Giraffe (Juvenile)

Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi


Baby giraffes on the banks of the Nakuru Lake. I learned from my guide that the giraffes were not originally here, but they were brought to that location to film the movie Out of Africa and left there to thrive.


Acacia forest on the banks of Nakuru Lake


It could be a Masai giraffe, but could also be a Rothschild giraffe... I'll let the experts debate!

1 Species ID Suggestions

Tukup 3 years ago
Masai giraffe
Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi Guide to Kenyan species: Giraffes | University of Exeter Africa Field Courses

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EmilySeesThings 3 years ago

@Tukup Thank you for your species suggestion and your informative trivia!

Tukup 3 years ago

Hi Emily. Let me add my welcome to project Noah also. There is a lot of confusion on the number of species of giraffe. It varies from 4-9. According to the included link, which is specific to Kenya, your photo would be of a Masai, or Kilimanjaro giraffe.

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Ava T-B 3 years ago

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MichaelS 3 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah!

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Nakuru, Kenya

Spotted on Sep 29, 2017
Submitted on Sep 26, 2019

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