Masai Giraffes 

Giraffa camelopardalis

Average Lifespan: Up to 20 years.


Diet: In the wild, giraffes feed on the leaves of tall and thorny trees.

Geography: Africa, south of the Sahara desert.

Babies: Giraffes give birth to one baby at a time and are pregnant for 14-15 months. 

Conservation Status: Two subspecies are Critically Endangered, and other subspecies are now in steep decline.


Interesting Fact: Every giraffe has a unique coat pattern, kind of like our fingerprints!

Giraffes at the Zoo

Michael, DOB 8/24/06; Audrey, DOB 2/6/08; Betty-Lou, DOB 8/2/07.
Michael is 16 ft./2,000 lbs, Audrey is 12 ft./1,250 lbs, and Betty-Lou is 12 ft./1,050 lbs.





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