Giraffes have been front and center on the live cams at the Mpala Research Centre recently. On Mpala, we have reticulated giraffes–in our opinion the most beautiful of the nine sub-species. In an informal poll at the Mpala Research Centre a few years ago, the giraffe was voted the most popular of all our animals.
From the Sun King to the tree tops, check out more photos of these gentle giants of the Serengeti. Male giraffes (Twiga in Swahili) can grow to be “18 feet tall and weigh up to 4,200 pounds [while] females grow to 16 feet tall and weigh up to 2,500 pounds.” And they get that big and