5.05 (4.86-5.27) m
4.44 (4.16-4.75) m
3.31 (3.13-3.47) m
2.80 (2.72-2.92) m
|Tail length||76-110 cm (30-43 in)||—||—|
1191.8 (973-1395) kg
828.4 (703-950) kg
(Kingdon 1997, tail length; Ciofolo and Le Pendu 2013, all other measurements)
*Notes on measurements:
Tail length: range values. All other measurements cited as mean value (± 1 standard deviation). Sample size is 15-18 individuals for all Ciofolo and Le Pendu (2013) data.
*Total length: Measured from tip of snout to posterior end of tail. Equivalent to the head and body length and tail length added together.
Characteristics (Wilson and Mittermeier 2011, except as noted)
Ossicone "horns" (Wilson and Mittermeier 2011)
Horns (ossicones) (Wilson and Mittermeier 2011)
Coping with the African heat (Dagg 2014)
Close up of young giraffe.
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Berry and Bercovitch (2012)
Mitchell and Skinner (2009)
Patterson et al. (1965)
Sather et al. (2010)
Wilson and Mittermeier (2011)