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Kenya Giraffe - The world's tallest land animal, the Giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis, is highly distinctive.

There are 3 different subspecies of Kenya Giraffe found in Kenya; the Reticulated Giraffe (the form most commonly seen in Samburu) has narrow cream-coloured lines criss-crossing a brown background which gives the impression that the animal has been encased in a net.

The Maasai Giraffe (common in Amboseli, Tsavo and the Maasai Mara) has less well defined markings and lacks the clean lines of the Reticulated Kenya Giraffe, the markings can sometimes look like small rosettes of dark brown on a creamy-yellow background.

Rothschild's Kenya Giraffe (which can be seen at Lake Nakuru and on Crecent Island in Lake Naivasha) carries a similar pattern to the Maasai Giraffe but has long white socks.

Giraffe Types in Kenya

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