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Northern Giraffe

Zoo Location: Savannah
Northern Giraffe
Habitat

Dry savannah and open forest.

Wild Diet

Leaves and shoots of trees and shrubs, climbers, vines, some herbs, flowers, seed pods and fruit.

Behaviour

The giraffe walks by moving both legs on the same side of the body together. Its maximum galloping speed is 50 - 60kph (31 - 37mph). Giraffes spend 16 to 20 hours a day feeding.

Breeding

A single calf is born after a gestation of approximately 450 - 480 days (15 - 16 months).

Threats

Low population numbers due to hunting.

Conservation

Zoo populations are managed to ensure a healthy breeding stock in case a conservation breeding programme becomes necessary.

 

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Rothchild's giraffe factsheet

 

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INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Artiodactyla
  • Family: Giraffidae
  • Conservation status: Endangered
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