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Hippopotamuses (Hippopotamus amphibius) in Serengeti N.P.

Serengeti landscape

Topi

Hippo butt

Female Ostrich

Giraffe eating

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Giraffe eating

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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania - The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all land-living animal species. Males can be 4.8 to 5.5 metres (16 to 18 feet) tall and weigh up to 1,360 kilograms (3,000 pounds). The giraffe is related to deer and cattle, but is placed in a separate family, the Giraffidae, consisting only of the giraffe and its closest relative, the okapi. Its range extends from Chad to South Africa. Giraffes can inhabit savannas, grasslands, or open woodlands. They prefer areas enriched with Acacia growth. They often drink, and as a result, they can spend long periods of time in dry, arid areas. When searching for more food they will venture into areas with denser foliage. Modifications to the giraffe's structure have evolved, particularly to the circulatory system. A giraffe's heart, which can weigh up to 10 kg (22 lb) and measure about 2 feet long, has to generate around double the normal blood pressure for an average large mammal in order to maintain blood flow to the brain against gravity.
City/Location:
Serengeti National Park
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N/A
Country:
Tanzania
Camera:
Aperture:
8.0
Shutter Speed:
1/1000s
ISO Setting:
400
Focal Length:
560.0mm
Image ID:
Tanzania_3682-Giraffe_Eating
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