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Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi

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Giraffes are social animals that live in loose groups, the composition of which is constantly changing. Due to their height of up to 5.8 meters giraffes are the „look-out towers“ of the savannah, which is why other ungulates often seek their presence as protection. The only natural enemies are lions, although a giraffe’s kick can be fatal to them. When escaping danger they can reach speeds of up to 56 km/h.

Classification:

Order: even-toed ungulates, family: giraffes; one of 6 subspecies of giraffes

Diet:

Leaves, buds, branches (even very thorny ones) and bark

Habitat:

Dry forest and bush savannah in Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia

Reproduction:

Gestation period: 450–488 days, one offspring; suckling period: 8–12 months; sexually mature at 3–6 years; maximum age: over 39 years

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Near threatened (NT)

Status according to Red List:Near threatened (NT)

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