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Giraffe youth hangout

Observed: 11th June 2008 By: DeeJayDeeJay’s reputation in MammalsDeeJay’s reputation in Mammals
Giraffe youth hangout
  • Giraffe
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
    Likely ID
    giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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The Woburn web site says they have Rothchild giraffe (G.c.rothchildi) only. However, the markings on the front giraffe look too clean and are on too white a background to be Rothchild - more like reticulated giraffe (G.c.reticulata). On the other hand it has the 'white socks' of a Rothchild so it may be a cross, they interbreed easily and are often kept together unfortunately. Another problem is the intermediate featured individuals don't appear till the second generation.

Graham Banwell

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DeeJay's picture

Hello again Graham

I am no expert so will go with your view - it certainly makes sense.
Thanks for the information.