Types of Giraffes

Types of Giraffes

Giraffe Species Index

  • Giraffe Species
    Many people fail to realize that giraffes aren’t all the same species. Since they all come from Africa and they all look the same they tend to lump them into one category.
  • Masai Giraffe
    The spots on this particular species of giraffe are jagged compared to the others. With a full grown height of about 18 feet, the Masai Giraffe can’t help but to be noticed.
  • Rothschild Giraffe
    The tallest of all giraffes is the Rothschild species. This means they are considered to be the tallest land animal on the Earth.
  • Somali Giraffe
    The Somali Giraffe is the one most often found in zoos around the world so chances are you have seen one of them up close.
  • West African Giraffe
    The West African Giraffe can weigh up to 2,800 pounds and be from 16 to 19 feet tall. They are also called the Nigerian Giraffe