Their Scientific Names And Meanings!
Giraffa camelopardalis is the giraffe scientific name, and the meaning of that name is tallest living quadruped; having a spotted coat and small horns and very long neck and legs; of savannahs of tropical Africa.
Species of giraffes.
There are seven species of giraffes and their names are G. camelopardalisperalta (West African Giraffe, Nigerien Giraffe), G. camelopardalisrothschildi (Ugandan Giraffe, Rothschild's Giraffe), G. camelopardalisreticulate (Reticulated Giraffe), G. camelopardalis camelopardalis (Nubian Giraffe), G. camelopardalis tippelskirchi (Masai Giraffe), G. camelopardalis angolensis (Angolan Giraffe), G. camelopardalis giraffa.
Basic facts about Giraffes.
Giraffes live mainly in Africa, unless they are in zoo's. They are the tallest animals in the world. Males can grow up to 5.5 metres tall, and females can grow up to 4.3 metres tall. Calfs are born around 1.4 metres tall and can grow as big or bigger than their parents. Their diet is made up or mainly acaia leaves.