DISTRIBUTION: Somalia, southern Ethiopia and northern Kenya.
DIET: Acacia leaves and various plants
NOTES: One of the nine giraffe subspecies and one of the most well-known giraffes. It is also known as the Somali giraffe. The giraffe is also well known for its spots that is why the Romans named it camaleopardalis, meaning camel marked like leopard. These spots are unique to each giraffe. They breed throughout the year, the gestation period is 14-15 months, the calf is usually 1.8m and spends its first 2 weeks lying down. Fully grown giraffes stand 5–6 m tall, with males taller than females. The average weight is 1,600 kg for an adult male and 830kg for an adult female.