I live in africa
Reticulated giraffe are often found across northern Kenya, and smaller populations can be found in southern Somalia and southern Ethiopia. They typically live in open woodlands and dry savannahs with trees.
I am an herbivore
A reticulated giraffe’s diet consists of leaves, flowers, seeds and fruit. Their preferred food source is acacia trees and often inhabit areas with an abundance of acacia trees.
Reticulated giraffe are social
Reticulated giraffe live in loose herds of about 2 to 20 giraffe. Female giraffe tend to be more social than their male counterparts.
Out of this world
Baby giraffe learn how to stand immediately after being born, due to their rapidly inflating leg veins. NASA had this animal adaptation in mind when they created the Lower Body Negative Pressure Process used in astronaut suits.
Helping the reticulated giraffe in the wild
The Zoo supports the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, an organization that promote habitat protection, research, and ongoing studies to better understand all nine subspecies of giraffes found throughout Africa.
I am important to my ecosystem
This species eating habits help open up the habitat for other wildlife, encourage growth of new foliage, and seed dispersal.