Animal Species

Reticulated Giraffe
Did you know?

Giraffes have the same number of vertebrae in their neck as humans – 7 vertebrae!

Sponsors
Caroline Otto; In Honor of Joan Schaaf; Wyatt R Brown; Julie Freeman; Marjorie Hinchman; Tatum Murphy; Reilly-Brigaman; Rosanne & James Thompson; Pete & Pat D'Annibale; Jen, Amy, & Jamie
Habitat
Savannah/ Woodland areas in Africa
Size
18 feet tall
Weight
2000 and 4500 pounds
Lifespan
Approximately 15 years
Diet
leaves, stems, flowers and fruit
Reproduction
1 calf born after 14-14 ½ month gestation
Conservation Status
Vulnerable
Threats
Habitat loss, poaching, ecological changes and civil unrest