There are HOW many species of Giraffes?

Misha, a Rothschild Giraffe, and one of her offspring at the Perth zoo in Australia (Click picture for source).

When did you last see a giraffe? Maybe you saw one in a zoo, a photograph, on television, or roaming the plains of Africa? Giraffes with their iconic necks are a species that is easy to recognize. They are found in the savannas of central, eastern, and southern Africa. There are differences in the appearance of these giraffes, some have cream-colored socks, some have redder spots, and the size and shape of their spots varies (Fig. 2). With this large range and varied appearances, how many species of giraffes are there? Continue reading “There are HOW many species of Giraffes?”