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Reticulated Giraffe

SKU 111189

Ever wonder what eats the highest leaves on the trees in Africa? Why, that's the reticulated giraffe, the tallest land animal on planet Earth! Thanks to their enormously long necks, reticulated giraffes can grow up to 20 feet tall. The males even use their necks in mating rituals!

  • Scientific Name: Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata
  • Characteristics: Reticulated giraffes are easily recognizable by their lengthy necks, brown spots, and skin-covered knobs on the top of their heads called “ossicones.” This hand-painted and professionally crafted figurine captures the physical appearance and calm demeanor of this beautifully unique mammal.
  • Size and Color: 7 inches long and 9.5 inches tall, this giraffe is the length of a 16 oz. water bottle turned on its side and a bit shorter than height of a legal-sized piece of paper. Be careful that wherever you put this long-necked friend, it isn't too close to any potted plants or you might lose them!
  • The Reticulated Giraffe is part of the Wild Wildlife collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    Due to their large size and massive field of view, reticulated giraffes are rarely preyed upon by anything other than large prides of lions. While giraffes in general are not threatened, unfortunately the reticulated giraffe sub-species is, and is designated as vulnerable due to illegal poaching for its hair and skin. While efforts have been made to protect these wonderful animals, their population numbers have not yet begun to rebound.

    • Recommended Age: 3
    • Size in cm: 18 L x 3.5 W x 24 H
    • Size in inches: 7.09 L x 1.38 W x 9.45 H
    • Scale: 1:23
    • UPC: 095866111106
    NAME: Reticulated Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Artiodactyla FAMILY: Giraffidae HEIGHT: 20 ft (6m) to top of head HABITAT: Savanna and open forest of Eastern Africa around Somalia The tallest animal on earth, giraffes can reach heights of 20 feet (6m). These vegetarians browse on the top of acacia trees, grasping the leaves with their 18 inches (46 cm) tongues. Although the males fight by whacking each other with the bony knobs on the tops of their heads, their main defense from predators is by lashing out with their forelegs or taking flight. Because giraffes bear only one calf every 2-3 years, populations are slow to rebound and giraffes are becoming rare in some regions.