- Domain Eukarya- Can be multicelluar or single-celled. Every organism in this Domain has a nucleus. It is split into 4 kingdoms.
- Kingdom Animalia- They all ingest food in a hollow part of the body. All animals are multicelluar. All animals are heterotrophs.
- Phylum Chordata- All of these animals have bilateral symmetry. They have an endoskeleton, which is a cartilaginous or bony inner skeleton. They also have a tail protruding at one point of life.
- Sub-Phylum Vertebrata- Heart in the lower abdomen. their hearts are split into 4 chambers. movements are provided by muscles that are attached to bones.
- Class Mammalia- They have hair on their bodies. They also have 3 middle ear bones. There is about 5,000 species that are in the class mammalia
- Order Artiodactyla- This order has the most diverse,large, land animals on earth. Found in almost all habitats. They even-toed hooves.
- Family Giraffidae- Their are only 2 species in this family are the okapi and the giraffe. they live in Sub-Saharan areas in Africa. They have short horns.
- Genus Giraffa- Giraffes
- Species- Giraffa camelopardalis
- Height- male: 5.7 m; female: 5.0 m to 4.7 m
- Weight- Male are 2,400 - 4,250 Lb. Females are 1,540 - 2,600
- Coat Color- It has a Chestnut body heavily covered in dark brown spots.
- Natural Range- It lives in savannas and somewhat desert-like areas in Africa.
- Habitat Description- they live in a semi-desert areas with acacia tree on scarce shrubs in Africa.
- Diet- They eat Acacia leaves, Mimosa and apricot leaves, other leaves, seed pods, and fruits.
- Natural Predators- Their main predator is the lion. The hyena and the leopard also are predators to the giraffe
This picture show the natural ranges- in Africa -of the giraffe. It color coded each area by what subspecies of the giraffe.
habitats with tall grass and acacia trees are ideal for giraffes to live in.
This a is a picture of a giraffe family eating leaves of of trees.
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