Zoological name: The zoological name of giraffe is Giraffa
carnelopardalis. There are several races of giraffe based on the
different types of markings and their spots.
Distribution: They are found in Africa.
Habitat: Giraffes inhabit in woodlands and wooded grasslands. They are occasionally found on grass plains.
Physical feature: Giraffe, the tallest animal on the earth, measures a height of 16- 19 ft and weighs 550-1930 kg. The coat colour is pale brownish chestnut with large blotches of a darker tint. Individual animal has a distinct coat marking that distinguishes from others. The forelimbs are longer than the hindlimbs. Both sexes possess permanent horns that grow continuously throughout life. The frontal bony protuberance is located on the forehead. The other features of giraffe include thin and mobile upper lip, long neck, extensile and prehensile black tongue, two to three lobulated canine teeth, large eyes with eyelashes, and short mane on the neck. The gall bladder is present (however, there are reports of not having any gall bladder during dissection of some animals). The female has four mammary glands.