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: calf Henry; Females: Noelle and Imara