Reticulated Giraffe

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Scientific Name
Giraffa camelopardis reticulate

Type
Mammal

Lifespan
20-25 years

Size
up to 18 ft

Average Weight
Females:1600 lbs
Males:2500 lbs

Group Name
Tower, herd

Group Size
up to 20

Name of Young
Calf

We Eat:
We Live:
We Are:Vulnerable

Did you know?

  • The species name “camelopardis” is Greek for camel with spots. Every giraffe’s spots are different just like human fingerprints.
  • Female giraffes give birth standing up. They have a gestation period of 14-15 months.
  • A giraffe’s neck can be as long as 8 feet, but they have the same number of bones in their neck as we do. Both humans and giraffes have 7 vertebrae in their necks. A giraffe’s vertebrae are just larger than a human’s.

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