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Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchii
Tallest land mammal. their long necks enable them to feed from the tallest acacia trees, wrapping their long tongues around a branch and stripping it of leaves.
We encountered this large herd on a largely empty expanse on our way from Ngorongoro crater conservation area to oldapai gorge. On the ridge above the giraffe were a thin line of acacia trees
Aside from the serengeti, this was the largest group we saw. There were about 18 in a span of maybe 1/4 mile.
Spotted on Dec 20, 2017
Submitted on Apr 4, 2020