Reticulated Giraffe

Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata

Size: Up to 5.5m high
Habitat: Savanna and woodlands
Feeding: Foliage, thorns and bark

The Reticulated Giraffe, also called the Somali Giraffe, is a sub-species of Giraffe found in Somalia, Ethiopia and Northern Kenya, where these photos were taken.

It is smaller than the Masai Giraffe which is found in Southern Kenya and Tanzania.

It has a very red colouring in brick-like patterns separated by thin white lines.

Giraffes are the tallest mammal in the world with their distinctive long necks. Both sexes have short horns, but the female horns are tufted.

They have a lifespan of 20 - 28 years.

These photos were taken in Laikipia, Kenya.









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