New Giraffe Center Coming to NOGAwild!
Progress is being made on the Giraffe habitat! Stay tuned as we continue build. Thank you to all of our patrons, sponsors and donors over the years as we all have been dreaming of this day!
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Giraffa camelopardalis
RANGE: Eastern Africa
HABITAT: Grasslands, Woodlands, Savanna
As the tallest mammals on earth, a baby giraffe is born at 6ft tall, weighing nearly 100 pounds! Full grown, a giraffe can be 14 to 18 feet tall, weighing 1500-3000 pounds.
Giraffes are known for their tall stature and long necks, but did you know they have 7 vertebrae in their necks, just like humans?!
They use their long necks to reach high browse, or leaves, in tall trees to fulfill thier herbivorous dietary needs.
Continue to follow and support our journey so we can further expand our education and conservation of this magnificent animal!