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African Elephants with Masai Giraffes in the Background

African Elephants with Masai Giraffes in the Background
blospz, 13 Jul 2010
    • DavidBrown
      Except for the fence and the metal pole, this shot looks like it could have been taken in South Luangua National Park in Zambia.
    • zoomaniac
      @DavidBrown: Didn't knew that there are MASAI Giraffes in Zambia...;)
    • DavidBrown
      Good point, but the Thornicroft's giraffes in Zambia look like they are very closely related to the Masai giraffes, if not directly a geographically isolated population of Masai giraffes. This is based on mitochondrial DNA sequences found in Russell Seymour's PhD thesis.
    • zoomaniac
      @DAVID Brown: Good point too. As in so many cases when classifying species/subspecies, it is a question of which scientist you will follow/believe (No matter how your decision is, a few years later it will be wrong either, because another scientist will have found "evidences" for another kind of relation)...:)
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