Latest Somali Giraffe Stories
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
A crowd of 400 onlookers graciously welcomed a 6-foot tall, 143-pound giraffe to the St. Louis Zoo as he was born, zoo officials say. Crowds watched as the mother giraffe, named Jessie, safely gave birth to the male calf Saturday at the zoo, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
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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