Giraffa camelopardalis (Giraffa camelopardalis) : A ruminant artiodactyl of Africa, whose Latin name means “leopard – patterned camel”. They are the tallest living land animals in the world. It can stand 6-8 meters tall from head to foot, weighs about 700 kilograms, and is 1.5 meters tall when it is born. It has a wide forehead, a pointed snout, and large erect ears. It has a pair of bony short horns on the top of its head, which cover the skin and hairs. The neck is particularly long (about 2 meters), and the nape has 1 row of mane; Short body; The limbs are tall and strong, the forelimbs are slightly longer than the hind limbs, and the hooves are broad; The tail is short with black tufts at the tail end. The teeth were primitive low crown teeth, which could not feed on grass but only on leaves. Tongue longer, can be used for feeding; With short horns that are covered with hairy skin.
It inhabits tropical and subtropical savannas, shrubs, open alacia woodland, arid and open savannas and semi-desert areas with few trees. It is a herbivore and takes leaves and twigs as its staple food. Giraffes live about 27 years in the wild and more than 29 years in zoos. Native to Africa, chiefly from sub-Saharan to South Africa in eastern Transvaaz, Natal, and northern Botswana. Has disappeared from most of West Africa, with the exception of a small remnant in Niger. Giraffes have been reintroduced to the game in South Africa. The national animal of South Africa.

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