In the past it was very common in all the savannahs of the sub-saharian
area, today, although disappeared in some areas of the western Africa,
it is reasonably common even out of the protected areas.
Mostly African, it lives in wide areas rich in vegetation.
It's the highest animal in the world.
Male total height 5,5 m Shoulder height: 3 m.
Female: About 60 cm. less than the male.
nr. 975 Reticulated Giraffe
Male: 1.100 to 1.900 Kg.
Female: 700 to 1.200 Kg.
Diurnal. It lives in small groups.
Its worst enemies are: lions and large groups
Rigorously vegetarian, it feeds with sprouts, fruits, flowers and the long
thorns of the acacia tree.
A single offspring after 14 to 15 months of gestation.
From 25 to 30 years.