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COMMON NAME
Giraffe
SCIENTIFIC NAME
Giraffa camelopardalis
(Linnaeus,1758)
Giraffe have a massive heart, with walls more than 7 centimeter thick, in order to pump the blood about 2,5 meters up to the brain.
Male Giraffe can attain a height of about 5,5 meters and weigh about
1500 Kg.

The picture was taken near Satara Camp in the  Kruger National Park

 


Wildlife Pictures - Picture taken in Kruger National Park
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