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Giraffe

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Giraffes usually get enough water from the leaves they eat. But during the dry season, leaves lose moisture, so giraffes come to the waterhole to drink.

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  • Title: Giraffe
  • Location: South Africa, Africa
  • Type: Taxidermy Specimen
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): 589668
  • Scientific Name: <i>Giraffa camelopardalis</i>
  • Photo Credit: Donald E. Hurlbert, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Vertebrate Zoology

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