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Giraffe - Reticulated Giraffe, Swahilli: Twiga

Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata


Tallest mammal; very long legs and neck; blotchy coat-colour pattern, unique to each individual; several sub-spices are distinguished by colour(pale-yellow to black), shape and size of blotches against whit, orange, or buff-coloured background.Both sexes carry short blunt horns Photo taken at Samburu National Park, Kenya


Dry savanna woodland particularly area dominated by Acacia, Commiphora, Combretum and Terminalia trees. Access to drinking water is essential


In East Africa there are 3 distinct races: 1. Maasai race G . c. Tippelskirchi 2. Reticulated race G .c . reticulata and 3. Rothschild's race G .c . rothschildi info taken from, National Audubon Society - Field Guide to African Wildlife

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Karan Raghwa
Spotted by
Karan Raghwa

Isiolo, Kenya

Spotted on May 21, 2019
Submitted on Jun 22, 2019

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