Giraffes are cool!
Giraffes are one of the most recognizable animals in the world. What makes giraffes cool, and why do people love them? Let’s find out!
Scientists learn new things about giraffes all the time! Until the 21st century people thought that there was only one species of giraffe in Africa, the only continent where giraffes live in the wild. Using genetics, researchers are discovering that there are actually several giraffe species! The science suggests there are unique giraffe species in West Africa, East Africa, and southern Africa. Kenya, in East Africa, is the center of giraffe diversity – three species of giraffes live in Kenya!
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Meet Monica Bond, a scientist with a passion for understanding more about the world’s tallest animal.
George Lohay is a scientist with a passion for wildlife and plants, who has worked on projects throughout Tanzania. We learn about how George uses genetics to help protect giraffes.
Activity book for young giraffe lovers! (Ages 3-7)
Giraffe pattern matching game: test your skills!
Color the giraffes to figure out which head and body belong together. Tip: use a different color for each giraffe. From Giraffe, Rhinoceros & Elephant Activity Book, courtesy of Wild Nature Institute.
Have some fun! Learn how to draw these three large African mammals: From Nature’s Giants magazine, courtesy of Wild Nature Institute. Illustrator: Kayla Harren.
Find the matching pairs: From the Giraffe, Rhinoceros & Elephant Activity Book by Megan Strauss, courtesy of Wild Nature Institute.
This post was written as part of the 2021 celebration of World Giraffe Week, brought to you in partnership with the Anne Innis Dagg Foundation and the Wild Nature Institute.
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