Reproduction: The male is sexually matured at three and a half year old or more,
whereas, the female conceives at four to five years of age. A single offspring
(rarely twin) is born at any time of the year after a gestation period of 14-15
months. A female may produce 10-12 calves in her life time. The new born weighs
about 95-120 kg.
Behaviour: Giraffes are found in small family troops comprising two to six individuals or more in the wild. It is said that females usually drop calves on particular calving grounds. They often ruminate for short period while lying, standing and walking.
Life span: The average life span is thiry years.