LesTension

By LesTension

RETICULATED GIRAFFE

This is the Reticulated Giraffe (Giraffa reticulata), a species native to the horn of Africa around Somalia.
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It is so named because of the network-like (reticulum) pattern on their fur. This one lives in the zoo in Milwaukee.
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Look closely....especially in Large...and you will see the magnificent eyelashes these beasties have. Most women would love to have such eyelashes.
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They also have a tongue that is easily 18 inches (46cm) long. It can be wrapped around tree twigs and leaves can be stripped right off. A favorite is the acacia tree.....full of thorns...which seem not to bother this thorn-proof tongue at all.

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