Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi
English : Baringo giraffe
French : Girafe de Rothschild
Class : Mammalia
Order : Cetartiodactyla
Family : Giraffidae
Notes : 5 other subspecies known. Giraffe taxonomy is constantly being revised and subspecies numbers, validity and splitting may change.
Body height of 6 meters, weight of 1930 kg. This subspecies has beige-brown ground color with large brown blotches with clearer contours. Lower part of legs are white. Head darker with large horns for males (up to 5 horns noted).
Range and habitat
The species occurs patchily from Niger and Cameroon to Uganda and Kenya. This subspecies lives in south Sudan, north Uganda and west Kenya. Found in savannas and open woodlands, always with acacia trees.
IUCN RED LIST : NEAR THREATENED
CITES : Not listed
Status : The species is highly threatened in the wild and some subspecies with strongly isolated populations will go extinct if unprotected.
Ex-Situ Programs : SSP in America, EEP in Europe