Reticulated Giraffe - Mammals

Reticulated Giraffe - map of occurrence

Reticulated Giraffe

Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata

conservation status Near Threatened

Weight: males 1.100-1.900kg (2.400-4.000lb), females 700kg
Height: 5-6.5m (16ft - 20ft)
Lenght: 2.5-3.7m (8ft 2in - 12ft 2in) + tail 0.75-1.3m (2ft 6in - 4ft 3in)
Wild population: individuals
Lifespan: 20-25 years
Gestation: 14-15 months, 1 calf, rarely twins
Identification beautiful brick-shaped, liver-red coat pattern
Range: north Kenya and south Ethiopia
Habitat: dry acacia woodlands, desert grass-bush

Protecting organisations: Giraffe Conservation Foundation

The reticulated giraffe is the most well-known of the nine giraffe subspecies, and is by far the giraffe most commonly seen in zoos. Its coat consists of large, polygonal liver-colored spots outlined by a network of bright white lines. The blocks may sometimes appear deep red and may also cover the legs. The giraffes are native north-eastern Kenya, Ethiopia. In Somalia most likely wiped out...
With a decrease in numbers of at least 80% - from 30,000 to perhaps 5,000 - over the past 10 years alone, it is probably the giraffe subspecies in most rapid decline!

Reticulated Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) - herd savanna lewa downs
Reticulated Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) - herd savanna lewa downsReticulated Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) - pattern fur body samburuReticulated Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) -
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camera:NIKON D200
lens:Sigma 70-200 mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO HSM
focal length:200 mm
exposure time:1/250 s
location:Lewa Downs, Kenya