Rothschild Giraffe Essay

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The Most Extraordinary Organism- Giraffa Camelopardalis rothschildi Red List, Red List read all about it! Tallest endangered species in the world are the Rothschild Giraffes and there are only about 670 of this species left.(Giraffe on endangered list ) These beautiful graceful organisms are classified under Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Cetartioactyla, Giraffidae, Giraffa, Camelopardalis Rothschildi. The Rothschild Giraffe has found protection from man-made environment changes such as, the clearing of land for farming or the paid prize to hunt them down for sport, they now dwell protected in Kenya or Uganda, Africa. (Brennemann) The Rothschild Giraffe weighs about 2,500 lbs and can grow to be 20 feet tall, their height and great eye sight can be very beneficial in trying to observe any predators coming or when trying to eat from trees. (Giraffe worlds) These amazing animals are not only tall but fast and powerful too when a giraffe has grown to be a mature age they are able to defend themselves with their powerful kicks as well as using their long necks to thrash or head butt. These Giraffes eat leaves, shrub or tree buds, flowers, and fruit; they…show more content…
A Rothschild is the only Giraffe that has five horns while all other species have two. Also the Rothschild spots are different than other Giraffes. Their patches are dark brown with black and orange color to them and trickle getting lighter down to the knees and stop; from the knee down the leg is white, some say they look like white stockings. These patches are used for camouflage but they serve other purposes as well such as allowing heat to release from their bodies. Another interesting fact is that these spots are like our finger prints they are never identical on any other giraffe. They also have a tail that serves a purpose to keep pesky flies away. (Giraffe

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