By LesTension


This is the Reticulated Giraffe (Giraffa reticulata), a species native to the horn of Africa around Somalia.
It is so named because of the network-like (reticulum) pattern on their fur. This one lives in the zoo in Milwaukee.
Look closely....especially in Large...and you will see the magnificent eyelashes these beasties have. Most women would love to have such eyelashes.
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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