Giraffes, the sentinels of the Savannas
Discusses the physical characteristics, habits, natural environment, and relationship to human beings of giraffes. Includes a glossary giving the popular and scientific name of each species and details of their size and appearance.
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The Birth of a Giraffe
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acacia trees Asia attica baby BIRGERBOHLINIA BRAMATHERIUM bush calf calves canine teeth CHRISTOPHER SANTORO color cows drink early Pleistocene epoch Eurasia extinct feet tall females forelegs gallop Genera gentle giants genus Giraffa that lived GIRAFFE Giraffa camelopardalis giraffe needs giraffe subspecies GIRAFFE—See giraffe's giraffe's heart giraffes live giraffes rarely Giraffes usually giraffids Giraffinae GIRAFFOKERYX hair HELEN RONEY SATTLER Helladotherium herd hind legs HONANOTHERIUM horns human irregularly shaped spots jumae Kenya Kordofan Large numbers late Miocene least one giraffe lion lived in east long neck Masai MASAI GIRAFFE million years ago modern giraffe Mother giraffes Namibia neck and head neck and legs Nigerian nurse okapi ossicones outrun Paleotraginae Pliocene predators punjabiensis reticulated giraffes Rothschild's giraffe ruminating rump Samburu SAMOTHERIUM Savannas Scientists sivalensis sivatheres Sivatheriinae Sivatherium smooth-edged species of Giraffa spots separated stillei stomach sturdy legs thick thorns ungulates vertebrae wedge-shaped hoofs Zaire Zarafa Zimbabwe zoos