Scientific Name: Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi
Found In: Tanzania and southern Kenya
Size: Males reach heights of up to 18 feet tall and females grow to 14 feet tall.
Diet: Herbivore: Its diet consist of leaves of acacia, mimosa, and other trees
Threat Level: Endangered – The population is decreasing because of habitat degradation and poaching for skins, meat, bones and tail hairs.
Facts: Giraffe ‘horns’ aren’t actually horns at all – they are called ossicones, which are formed by cartilage and covered in skin.
Virginia Zoo Giraffes: male Billy and calf Mchanga, females Noelle, Imara, and calf Tisa