Common Name: South African Giraffe
Binomial Name: Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa
Identification: Large size. Long legs and neck. Patchwork patterning. Cannot be mistaken for any other species.
Weight: Males +/- 1,200 kg (2,645 lbs), females +/- 900 kg (1,984 lbs)
Gestation: 15 months
Young: Single young
Habitat: Dry savanna woodland.
Diet: Giraffes are browsers, only rarely eating grass. Their long necks and legs give them access to a food supply beyond the reach of all other browsers. Although they feed from a fairly wide range of trees and bushes, they can be very selective.
Red List Status: Least Concern