Giraffe at the Oregon Zoo
in Washington Park
Portland, Oregon

The giraffe (Giraffa) 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. [from wikipedia]
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Mid Munch
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(Date Photographed: 14:07:59 Friday 10 November 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 2 January 2018)
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A giraffe at its feeder munched on hay.


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Looked Left
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(Date Photographed: 14:07:54 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A giraffe, while feeding, looked left at the people photographing it.


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Large Enclosure
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(Date Photographed: 14:08:33 Friday 10 November 2017)
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The giraffe enclosure was large, with lots of room for the giraffes to wander.


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Folks Watched
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(Date Photographed: 14:10:00 Friday 10 November 2017)
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Kids and adults both watched the giraffe dine on hay.


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Young Giraffe
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(Date Photographed: 14:29:05 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A young giraffe lowered its head to provide a different pose for the photographer.


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Close Shot
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(Date Photographed: 14:29:10 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A closer shot of the young giraffe's head revealed details of its face.


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Young And Old
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(Date Photographed: 14:29:58 Friday 10 November 2017)
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The young giraffe (right) posed next to the adult giraffe (left).


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