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Lone Masai Giraffe

Is this the male? I caught a glimpse of the other giraffes in their house yard.

Lone Masai Giraffe
blospz, 15 Jun 2010
    • blospz
      Is this the male? I caught a glimpse of the other giraffes in their house yard.
    • DavidBrown
      This is a male giraffe.
    • Quartz92
      This is Stripes our male, the other two are Twiga and Genetta.
    • Zoogoer2000
      For anyone in the future viewing this photo, Stripes (the male shown above) is housed separately from the females (Twigga and Ginetta) as Ginetta is fairly geriatric (late 20's, maybe even early 30's) and therefore it isn't worth the risk of her possibly becoming pregnant at this age (her last calf in 2004 was stillborn, so it was decided that it was best to end her breeding days)
    • Quartz92
      Just to clarify, all three giraffes are now housed together, Stripes has been observed breeding Twigga. Ginetta I believe is turning 29 this summer (I may be wrong).
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