Regional map of giraffes’ patterns in Africa

The giraffe is a genus of African even-toed ungulate mammals, the tallest living terrestrial animals, and the largest ruminants. Giraffes are still found in numerous national parks and natural reserves but estimations as of 2016 indicate that there are approximately 97,5 thousand members of Giraffa in the wild. More than 1,6 thousand were kept in zoos in 2010.

Giraffes live primarily in savanna areas in the sub-Saharan region of Africa.

Giraffe distribution

The chief distinguishing characteristic of giraffes besides long neck and legs are distinctive coat patterns.

Giraffe population today
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  1. Masai giraffe (current population: 31611)
  2. African giraffe (population: 21387)
  3. Angolan giraffe (population: 17551)
  4. Reticulated giraffe (population: 8661)
  5. Kordofan giraffe (population: 2000)
  6. Rothchild’s (population: 1671)
  7. Nubian giraffe (population: 650)
  8. Thornicroft’s giraffe (population: 600)
  9. West African giraffe (population: 400)
Regional Giraffe Patterns

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