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Masai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi), Masai Mara Reserve, Kenya

Masai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi), Masai Mara Reserve, Kenya

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Uploaded 04 Jan 2012 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2012
From collection: African Biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Giraffes were widespread and diverse in Africa and Southern Eurasia. Today they only populate different parts of South Sahara Africa, where at least 8 different subspecies are distinguished. Their colored hair patches are separated by yellow-white bands and vary in the regional variants and subspecies. Giraffes are thought to have co-evolved with acacia trees in savanna biomes throughout Africa. their preferred feeding is to browse on various acacia species. Their conservation status is clas ...
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