Giraffe Male Skull Replica
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.
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Giraffe Male Skull Replica measures 27.5 inches. Giraffe Male 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 skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
The Giraffe or Giraffa camelopardalis is an African artiodactyl mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant. It is traditionally considered to be one species, Giraffa camelopardalis, with nine subspecies.
The Giraffe or Giraffa camelopardalis chief distinguishing characteristics are its extremely long neck and legs, its horn-like ossicones, and its distinctive coat patterns. It is classified under the family Giraffidae, along with its closest extant relative, the Okapi.
Its scattered range extends from Chad in the north to South Africa in the south, and from Niger in the west to Somalia in the east.
Giraffes or Giraffa camelopardalis usually inhabit savannahs and woodlands. Their food source is leaves, fruits and flowers of woody plants, primarily acacia species, which they browse at heights most other herbivores cannot reach.
The Giraffe may be preyed on by lions, leopards, spotted hyenas and African wild dogs. They live in herds of related females and their offspring, or bachelor herds of unrelated adult males, but are gregarious and may gather in large aggregations.
Males establish social hierarchies through necking, which are combat bouts where the neck is used as a weapon. Dominant males gain mating access to females, which bear the sole responsibility for raising the young.
Giraffa camelopardalis has intrigued various cultures, both ancient and modern, for its peculiar appearance, and has often been featured in paintings, books, and cartoons.
It is classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as vulnerable to extinction, and has been extirpated from many parts of its former range.
Giraffa camelopardalis are still found in numerous national parks and game reserves but estimates as of 2016 indicate that there are approximately 97,500 members of Giraffe in the wild. More than 1,600 were kept in zoos in 2010.
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