Recommended for ages 3+
The reticulated giraffe is native to the open woodlands and savannas of Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya. Because of their exceptionally long necks, reticulated giraffes are able to eat the foliage that grows on tall trees. Males even use their necks as a weapon in mating rituals! This adult giraffe makes the perfect companion for our baby giraffe.
Scientific Name: Giraffa reticulata
Characteristics: Other than their long necks, reticulated giraffes can easily be identified by the skin-covered knobs on the top of their heads called “ossicones,” a trait common amongst the Giraffidae family. Painted and sculpted by hand, this life-like figurine is a wonderful gift for any and all nature lovers!
Size and Color: Although this model isn’t quite as large as the real thing, it still stands 7 inches tall and 5.5 inches long, roughly the height of a 16 oz. water bottle and the length of a soda can resting on its side. Sporting one of the most distinctive coats in the animal kingdom, reticulated giraffes have large brownish-orange spots with white fur in between.