Wildlife Around the World - Buffy Redsecker

Nose to Nose

Just outside of Nairobi there is a hotel called the Giraffe Manor. This place is dedicated to breeding the species of Giraffe known as Rothschild's. Though these animals live in an enclosed area, the young are released back into the wild after they reach a certain age. The Giraffes at the manor are fond of pellets that the caretakers feed them, and have become at least accustomed, if not fond, of people. This female Giraffe approached me with interest, but quickly discovered that my camera is not as tasty as she had hoped, and immediately chose another visitor to investigate. The Rothschild Giraffe can be easily differentiated from the other Giraffes because it has no markings on the legs below the knee.

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