Giraffe, Masai

Giraffe, Masai

Giraffa camelopardilis tippelskirchi

Vital Statistics


Male: 15 - 17 feet; Female 13 - 15 feet


Male: 3,000 lbs; Female 2,500 lbs


Leaves of the acacia tree, dandelion greens, alfalfa hay and herbivore pellets


Status: Endangered

Geographic Region

Savannah and open woodlands of central and southern Africa

At The Zoo

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Did You Know?

A giraffe has the same number of vertebrae (7) in its neck as a human does.