Giraffe Juvenile Skull Replica

$240.00

The Giraffe, reaching heights up to nineteen feet, is the tallest terrestrial animal living today. Native to Africa the Giraffe feeds on leaves that are out of reach of most other herbivores. The horns of the giraffe are bumpy hair covered knobs that grow slowly throughout the animals life.

Description

Giraffe Juvenile Skull Replica measures 15.5. Giraffe Juvenile Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum giraffe skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The Giraffe is a large African hoofed mammal belonging to the genus Giraffa. It is the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant on Earth.

The Giraffe’s chief distinguishing characteristics are its extremely long neck and legs, its horn-like ossicones, and its spotted coat patterns.

Their food source is leaves, fruits, and flowers of woody plants, primarily acacia species, which they browse at heights most other herbivores cannot reach.

Lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, and African wild dogs may prey upon giraffes. Giraffes live in herds of related females and their offspring or bachelor herds of unrelated adult males.

The Nubian giraffe (G. c. camelopardalis), is found in eastern South Sudan and southwestern Ethiopia, in addition to Kenya and Uganda. It has sharply defined chestnut-colored spots surrounded by mostly white lines, while undersides lack spotting. The median lump is particularly developed in the male.

It is classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as vulnerable to extinction and has been extirpated from many parts of its former range.

Giraffes are still found in numerous national parks and game reserves, but estimates as of 2016 indicate there are approximately 97,500 members of Giraffa in the wild.

The Nubian giraffe is very common in captivity. A group is kept at Al Ain Zoo in the United Arab Emirates.

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Additional information

Weight 9 lbs
Dimensions 15.5 × 6.5 in
Giraffe Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Giraffidae
Genus: Giraffa
Type species: Cervus camelopardalis
Conservation status: Vulnerable