Giraffe is very remarkable for the length of its neck, the height of its legs, and the brevity of its trunk. You can see these fantastic animals in the following images below.
This ruminant Mammal named Camelopardalis in Latin and systematic catalogs is the type of a very distinct family, intermediate to that of the Deciduous Stags or Ruminants and that of the Evergreen Horned Stags or Ruminants.
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In the Giraffe, the horns are extensions of the skull bones, short, straight, and not deciduous, placed at the frontal’s junction with the parietals.
These extensions, formed by a distinct ossification center in the young, then weld to the skull and are covered by a hairy skin in continuity with the forehead’s skin.
They are cylindrical, and the truncated plateau that ends them bears hair longer than the rest. These horns exist in both sexes and are already in a rudimentary state in newborns.
A median protuberance is formed by a thickening of this bone on the frontal bone, which is well marked, especially in older individuals, and has been considered a third horn. It is located in front of this pair of horns,
The skull bears a tear hole. There are no upper canines, and the dental formula is as follows.
The Giraffe is a hoofed mammal with heels at its feet. With large legs and especially a very long neck, it measures up to 5.50 meters. An individual weighs on average 1 ton for a male and 600 kg for a female.
The Giraffe has a recognizable coat; their skin is gray and is hidden by a fur of very short hairs. Its hair color varies from sandy yellow to light beige and is covered with golden brown to dark brown-black spots that differ in shape depending on the subspecies.
They can be straight well-drawn spots as well as branched and more imperfect spots. A short reddish-brown mane covers his entire neck. This animal runs at an average speed of 15 km/hour but can reach 55 km/hour.
The Giraffe lives in Africa. They can be found from Chad to South Africa. But it is mainly in Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, and Niger that herds of giraffes can be found.
The Giraffe has a reasonably short body, raised by vast thin but powerful legs (terminated with grey hooves), as well as an excessively large neck and a bump on the shoulders.
The very long tail is bushy at the tip (brush-shaped), its head is broad and narrow, its prehensile tongue and large molars adapted to the savannah’s stern and thorny plants.
Its almond-shaped ears and horns (called ossicones) are relatively small, its eyes black and large.