West African giraffe

West African giraffe

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Giraffa camelopardalis peralta

The West African giraffe, Niger giraffe or Nigerien giraffe, is a subspecies of the giraffe distinguished by its light colored spots, which is found in the Sahel regions of West Africa. In the 19th century it ranged from Senegal to Lake Chad, yet in 2011 this subspecies only survives in a few isolated pockets containing about 400 individuals in total. Its last self-sustaining herd is in southwest Niger, supported by a series of refuges in Dosso Region, and the tourist center at Kouré, some 80 km southeast of Niamey. All captive so-called "West African giraffe" are now known to be the Kordofan giraffe .

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West African giraffe habitat map

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References

1. West African giraffe Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_African_giraffe
2. West African giraffe on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/136913/51140803

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