South African giraffe

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South African Giraffe
South African Giraffe, head.jpg
Bull, Kruger Park, South Africa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Giraffidae
Genus: Giraffa
Species: G. camelopardalis
Subspecies: G. c. giraffa
Trinomial name
Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa
von Schreber, 1784
Giraffa camelopardalis distribution.svg
Range map in tawny-orange (in the south)

The South African Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa) is a subspecies of giraffe found in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique. It has rounded or blotched spots, some with star-like extensions on a light tan background, running down to the hooves.

Three bulls, two are fighting, Kruger Park, South Africa
A cow giraffe in Groenkloof Nature Reserve
A bull South African giraffe in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, demonstrating the rounded and blotched spots characteristic of this subspecies.

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