The Masai giraffe, also known as the Kilimanjaro giraffe, is the largest subspecies of giraffe and is native to Kenya and Tanzania. These beauties are also the tallest land animals on earth. Masai giraffes have more jagged, irregular, and undefined spots which extend to their hooves, unlike the Reticulated giraffe. The males tend to have darker spots than the females. I found it interesting to learn that the dominant male’s spots will go even darker, the darkest of them all.
The Masai giraffes live in herds and move around in a territory that spans about fifty miles. They also form strong bonds with each other, within their own herd. Unfortunately, these wonderful creatures are endangered due to poaching and low calf survival rates outside of protected areas. Thankfully, these protected areas are very important, keeping these giraffes in the African landscape.
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Lucy’s Safari Adventures series was unveiled at the Phoenix Zoo’s, “Art on the Wild Side” exhibition in 2020.