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Unique Leg Bone Structure Helps Keep Giraffes On Their Feet
2014-07-04 07:49:38

Alan McStravick and Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As one of the largest purveyors of children's games and toys, Toys 'Я' Us saw the value in choosing one of the more uniquely designed creatures in the animal kingdom, the giraffe, as their spokesanimal. Noted for long legs and a long neck, the giraffe is the tallest land dwelling animal on Earth and it's different but docile appearance has long piqued the attentions of children worldwide. Now it appears the...

2014-02-21 23:01:15

Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of a rare okapi, only the sixth birth of his species at the zoo. The male calf, named Jabari, will remain behind the scenes for a short while longer, but visitors will soon be able to see the youngster as he grows and becomes more self-sufficient. Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of a rare okapi (oh-Kah-pee). The male calf, named Jabari (Jah-bar-ee), was born to mother, Kalispell (Kal-lis-pell), and father, Sekele...

Giraffe Killed, Fed To Big Cats At The Copenhagen Zoo, Officials Say It Was To Prevent Inbreeding
2014-02-10 04:47:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Claiming that the move was necessary in order to prevent inbreeding, the Copenhagen Zoo has euthanized a healthy male two-year-old giraffe – despite calls from animal rights activists and other zoos to spare the creature. Copenhagen Zoo spokesman Tobias Stenbaek Bro told Richard Steed and Malin Rising of the Associated Press (AP) that the giraffe, whose name was Marius, had been put down Sunday using a bolt pistol. It was...

2014-01-09 23:00:38

On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Oakland Zoo welcomes the public to attend a Conservation Speaker Series focused on conservation efforts in the savannahs of Africa, specifically the Uganda Carnivore Program and the Reticulated Giraffe Project in Kenya. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Oakland Zoo welcomes the public to attend a Conservation Speaker Series focused on conservation efforts in the savannahs of...

IUCN Red List Update Includes Endangered Forest Giraffe
2013-11-27 04:43:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two rare African creatures – a giraffe-like mammal known as the okapi and an extremely rare bird known as the white-winged flufftail – are on the verge of extinction, according to the latest update to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. The okapi, which is also known as the “forest giraffe,” was reclassified as an endangered species by the IUCN in the update released...

2013-05-16 23:28:58

Little Giraffe - cozy and luxurious, yet practical. West Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Bliss Baby & Maternity is proud to introduce additional Little Giraffe products. Little Giraffe products are the most luxurious, exclusive, and hassle-free children´s accessories on the market. The company´s unique, easy-care collections have delighted style makers and discerning parents with a signature blend of comfort, quality, and convenience. Little Giraffe has become known for...

2013-02-20 23:04:37

Little Giraffe Products are Luxurious, Quality Products West Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) February 20, 2013 Bliss Baby & Maternity is proud to introduce Little Giraffe products. Little Giraffe products are the most luxurious, exclusive, and hassle-free children´s accessories on the market. The company´s unique; easy-care collections have delighted style makers and discerning parents with a signature blend of comfort, quality, and convenience. Little Giraffe has become known for...

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2009-11-09 12:40:00

A century ago, West Africa's giraffes numbered in the thousands, with their habitat spanning from Chad to Senegal's Atlantic Ocean coast.   By the earliest 21st century, their habitat had shrunk to a small area barely 150 miles long.  By 1996, the number of giraffes had dwindled down to just 50. However, instead of disappearing, as many had feared, the giraffes have miraculously sprung back from the brink of extinction, swelling in number to more than 200 today, according to an...

2009-07-09 15:54:35

The Denver Zoo has welcomed its fifth baby okapi, the first of the species to be delivered at the zoo since December 2007. The okapi, the only surviving species closely related to the giraffe, is native to the Ituri Forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where it is threatened by a long running civil war. The zoo announced Thursday the latest arrival, a female named Kalispell, was born June 27. At the moment, Kalispell is still in seclusion with her mother. The okapi, which stands about...


Latest Giraffes Reference Libraries

Okapi, Okapia johnstoni
2012-10-01 08:48:10

The okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is a species within the Giraffidae family that can be found in Central Africa. Its native range includes the Ituri Rainforest, which can be found to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This species is most closely related to the giraffe, despite its resemblances to the zebra. Its habitat varies slightly depending on the area of its range. It occurs in swamps in the southeast, montane forests in the east, savannahs in the north, and woodlands in...

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2006-11-11 18:03:26

The Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all land-living animal species. There are more than 10,000 giraffes residing on national reservations in South Africa. Males can be 16 to 18 feet (4.8 to 5.5 meters) tall and weigh up to 3,000 pounds (1,360 kilograms). The record-sized bull was 19.2 feet (5.87 m) tall and weighed approximately 4,400 lbs (2,000 kg.). Females are generally slightly shorter and weigh less. The giraffe is related to...

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