Here at the Virginia Safari Park, we have giraffa camelopardalis reticulata, more commonly called reticulated giraffes. Native to northeastern Kenya, eastern Sudan and Eritrea, they are one of nine subspecies of giraffe and are the smallest, although they can still be up to 18 feet tall.
In the Wild
Giraffes primarily live in dry areas, especially where the acacia plant is abundant. Giraffes rarely need to drink, so proximity to a water source doesn’t matter to them. They will roam a radius of about 46 square miles, however.