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giraffe : a large fleet African ruminant mammal that is the tallest of living quadrupeds and has a very long neck and a short coat with dark blotches separated by pale lines — Merriam-Webster   See also   OneLook


Giraffe is a genus of African even-toed ungulate mammals, the tallest living terrestrial animals and the largest ruminants. The genus currently consists of one species, Giraffa camelopardalis, the type species. Seven other species are extinct, prehistoric species known from fossils. Taxonomic classifications of one to eight extant giraffe species have been described, based upon research into the mitochondrial and nuclear DNA, as well as morphological measurements of Giraffa, but the IUCN currently recognizes only one species with nine subspecies. — Wikipedia

Giraffe (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Giraffe Facts (Giraffe Conservation Foundation)

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Mammalogy is the study of mammals – a class of vertebrates with characteristics such as homeothermic metabolism, fur, four-chambered hearts, and complex nervous systems. Mammalogy has also been known as “mastology,” “theriology,” and “therology.” The major branches of mammalogy include natural history, taxonomy and systematics, anatomy and physiology, ethology, ecology, and management. — Wikipedia

Mammalogy (Encyclopædia Britannica)

The Science of Mammalogy (The American Society of Mammalogists)

Giraffe Species (Giraffe Conservation Foundation)




DDC: 599.638 Giraffes (Library Thing)
Subject: Giraffes (Library Thing)

Subject: Giraffes (Open Library)

LCC: QL 737.U56 Giraffes (UPenn Online Books)
Subject: Giraffes (UPenn Online Books)

LCC: QL 737.U56 Giraffes (Library of Congress)
Subject: Giraffes (Library of Congress)

Subject: Giraffes (WorldCat)




Giraffe Educational Materials (Giraffe Conservation Foundation)

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Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)


Giraffe Conservation Foundation


Giraffes (EurekaAlert, American Association for the Advancement of Science)
Giraffes (bioRxiv: Preprint Server for Biology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
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