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Giraffes are presently grouped into one species i.e. Giraffa camelopardalis. However, recent genetic and morphometric studies have shown that there are clearly multiple species; possibly as many as eight distinct species. Until these are widely accepted by taxonomists (and especially the IUCN), they are listed here as subspecies: G. c.angolensisG. c. antiquorumG. c. camelopardalisG. c. giraffaG. c. peraltaG. c. reticulataG. c. thornicrofti, and G. c. tippelskirchi.


Rothschild’s Giraffe – Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi

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South African Giraffe – Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa