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Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), Amboseli National Park, Kenya

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Uploaded 06 Oct 2013 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2013
From collection: African Biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The giraffe is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant. Its species name refers to its camel-like appearance and the patches of color on its fur. Its chief distinguishing characteristics are its extremely long neck and legs, its horn-like ossicones and its distinctive coat patterns. It stands 5–6 m tall and has an average weight of 1,600 kg for males and 830 kg for females. It is classified under the family Giraffidae, along with ...
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