Nine Unique Giraffe Species

Nubian Giraffe: 

Found in Ethiopia and South Sudan, known for large, irregular spots and lighter coloration.

West African Giraffe: 

Native to Niger, critically endangered with lighter coat color and smaller patches.

Kordofan Giraffe: 

Endemic to Sudan's Kordofan region, with large, chestnut-colored spots and lighter appearance.

Rothschild's Giraffe: 

Legs are a delicate cream color and there are fewer markings on this species, which can be found in Uganda and Kenya.

South African Giraffe: 

Most widespread, with medium-sized, dark brown patches, found in South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana.

Masai Giraffe: 

Native to Kenya and Tanzania, characterized by dark, jagged-edged patches.

Thornicroft's Giraffe: 

Endemic to Zambia's Luangwa Valley, unique coat patterns with large, uneven spots and cream-colored background.

Angolan Giraffe: 

Primarily found in Angola, with large, dark patches and smooth edges.

Reticulated Giraffe: 

Native to Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia, known for distinct network-like pattern of reddish-brown patches on a lighter background.

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