Giraffe Animal Profile

The giraffe is a genus of African even-toed ungulate mammals, the tallest living terrestrial animals and the largest ruminants. The genus currently consists of one species, Giraffa camelopardalis, the type species. Seven other species are extinct, prehistoric species known from fossils. Taxonomic classifications of one to eight extant giraffe species have been described, based upon research into the mitochondrial and nuclear DNA, as well as morphological measurements of Giraffa, but the IUCN currently recognises only one species with nine subspecies.

Scientific name: Giraffa camelopardalis

Biological rank: Species

Height: 71 inch (Newborn) · 197 inch – 236 inch

Weight: 3,530 pound on average (Male) · 1,830 pound on average (Female)

Speed: 31 mph (Endurance running)

Data from: Wikipedia

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