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Giraffa camelopardalis

Although Giraffe have an extremely long neck, it has the same amount of vertebrae as any other mammal, but they very elongated an attached to one another with ball and socket joints.
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.

Picture taken near Satara Camp in the Kruger National park


Wildlife Pictures - Picture taken in Kruger National Park
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