The giraffes' height and excellent vision give them a wide view of the grasslands where they live, making it easy to spot predators from a distance. Some scientists believe that other animals—such as zebras, antelope, and wildebeests—often congregate near giraffes to take advantage of their ability to see danger from a distance.
OKAPI - Cryptid Name: Atti Location: Africa The Myth: For years, explorers visiting Africa were told about a striped "African unicorn" that was believed to be some sort of rain-forest zebra. Eventually, one explorer befriended a group of Ugandan villagers who shared more information about the animal and offered him a skull from one of the creatures. Upon further inspection of the skull, the animal was classified as a member of the giraffe family and called the okapi
Shona Giraffe Sculpture Per the website, "Shona is a 20th-century name given to a number of related ethnic groups in Zimbabwe. They speak similar dialects of a standardized Shona language, and many trace their ancestry back to the 12th-century capital city of Great Zimbabwe, whose ruins are now a UNESCO World Heritage site." more information can be found at http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=72046&code=NGDAM00001&source=NG2R7710017.