Giraffa camelopardis reticulate
up to 18 ft
up to 20
Name of Young
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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