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Giraffe

Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata

Family

Bovidae, the cow and goat family.

Conservation Status

Vulnerable.

Distribution

Southern Africa, East Africa, and isolated populations in the Sahel.

Habitat

Savannah.

Factoid

Affectionately known as the ‘Watchtowers of the Savannah’ because coexisting species look to the giraffe as indicators of safety.

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