Two by Two
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.
Custom Framed Original Oil Painting 16×12 $1600.00
Lucy’s Safari Adventures series will be unveiled at the Phoenix Zoo’s, “Art on the Wild Side” exhibition Feb 1 – May 31, 2020. Artists, Lucy Dickens, Joye DeGoede, and Anne Peyton will showcase their unique visions of wildlife and conservation in the Savanna Gallery, located in the Savanna Grill. Art will be available for purchase and zoo admission is required. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Zoo’s conservation initiatives.
“Art on the Wild Side” is a great collaboration between The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo and select local artists to display their work in our new Savanna Gallery. This rotating exhibit enhances our guests’ experience to not only see live animals on Zoo grounds, but also be inspired by the beautiful artwork along the walls of the Gallery, helping us communicate the importance of national and international conservation efforts. Exhibited artwork embraces the mission of the Phoenix Zoo: to advance the stewardship and conservation of animals and their habitats while providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.”
Linda Hardwick, Director of Communications, ACNC/Phoenix Zoo