Savannah in Uganda and Kenya
Females: 800 kg
Males: 1300 kg
3.8 – 5.5 meters
Number of offspring
Did you know…
- Giraffes are ruminants like cows, and their young are called calves.
- Male giraffes are called bulls, and female giraffes are called cows.
- Giraffes live in loose family herds, which means that individuals can actually switch herds from time to time.
- Knuthenborg’s giraffe herd consists of a bull, several cows, and their calves.
- Rothschild giraffes have individual patterns, much like our fingerprints, and they can be distinguished from other giraffe species by their white legs.
- A bull can consume up to 66 kg of food per day, while a cow consumes around 58 kg.
- The giraffe’s long tongue is dark purple. This helps to prevent sunburn as they spend their days in the scorching sun, browsing leaves.
- A giraffe can run at speeds of up to 55 km/h, although they typically maintain a pace of 16 km/h over longer distances.
- Adult giraffes have few predators. A kick from a giraffe can even kill a lion.
- Wild giraffes rest for no more than 20 minutes a day. At night, they rest with their eyes open!
Come and meet our Rothschild giraffe herd on the Savannah.