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Giraffe - Reticulated Giraffe, Swahilli: Twiga

Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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