Kordofan giraffe

Kordofan giraffe

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Giraffa camelopardalis antiquorum

The Kordofan giraffe is a subspecies of giraffe found in northern Cameroon, southern Chad, Central African Republic and possibly western Sudan. Historically some confusion has existed over the exact range limit of this subspecies compared to the West African giraffe, with populations in e.g. northern Cameroon formerly assigned to the latter. Genetic work has also revealed that all "West African giraffe" in European zoos are in fact Kordofan giraffe. It has been suggested that the Nigerian giraffe's ancestor dispersed from East to North Africa during the Quaternary period and thereafter migrated to its current Sahel distribution in West Africa in response to the development of the Sahara desert. Compared to most other subspecies, the Kordofan giraffe is relatively small at 3.8 to 4.7 meters, with more irregular spots on the inner legs. Its English name is a reference to Kordofan in Sudan. There are around 2,000 individuals living in the wild.

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Distribution

Geography

Kordofan giraffe habitat map

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior

Diet and Nutrition

References

1. Kordofan giraffe Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kordofan_giraffe
2. Kordofan giraffe on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/88420742/88420817

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