(There will be a quiz.) "And You Thought There Was Only ONE!" -- From "I Spy Animals" -- Eight giraffe species, in addition to the Reticulated giraffe, the one that's most familiar to us (click through to see that one).
From Past To Present — earthdaily: Masai Giraffe BY~Tony Beck
The Masai giraffe, also spelled Maasai giraffe, or the Kilimanjaro giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi), is the largest subspecies of giraffe and the tallest land mammal. It is found in Kenya and Tanzania.
Up Close: Two Masai giraffes — Mel and Sox — call the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium home. Female Masai giraffes grow to 14 feet tall, while males soar to 18 feet. They eat as much as 75 pounds of food a day. (pittsburghzoo.org). Photo by Chuck Beard.RePinned By: *Doniele Disney* www.poppiespaintpowder.com
Nashville Zoo is now home to a brand new baby Masai Giraffe. Born on Sunday, June the calf is mother Margarita's second baby. “We’ve been watching Margarita very closely in anticipation of this event,” said Mammal Curator Connie Philipp.