Visual Encyclopedia

Masai giraffe

The Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchii), also spelled Maasai giraffe, also called Kilimanjaro giraffe, is the largest subspecies of giraffe. It is native to East Africa. The Masai giraffe can be found in central and southern Kenya and in Tanzania. It has distinctive, irregular, jagged, star-like blotches which extend to the hooves. A median lump is usually present in males.

The description above is licensed from Wikipedia under the Creative Commons license.

Add an image or video to this topic

No signin required




Best posts about this topic

Loading . . .


Feeding Behavior of The Masai Giraffe Species In A Controlled Habitat

Masai Giraffes are shy, timid creatures. Though, in a controlled habitat, such as the zoo, they are taught to come to the tourist feeding area and to stay stationary at a red sign on the ledge railing to interact with the zoo's guests. At the zoos, guests pay to feed the giraffes and are told to hold the food pellet between their index finger and their thumb, as if they were pinching the pellet. The formation of the guest's fingers around the pellet allow the giraffe to wrap it's tongue around the food pellet and reel it into their mouth. A Masai Giraffe's tongue, on average, is measured to be between 18 to 20 inches.

Contributed by Skyler Noble

What is Sussle?

Sussle is the first, open visual encyclopedia. Anyone can use it.

What's a visual encylopedia?

It has beautiful images and viral videos that are way more fun than reading all the text in traditional encyclopedias.

5 reasons you should add your own images and videos:

  1. If you found Sussle interesting, then give back by adding something interesting for others.
  2. Help others learn in a fun way.
  3. Make someone else interested in this topic laugh or say wow!
  4. Become internet-famous as people like and share your post.
  5. It's super easy, so it won't take more than a minute.

Ready to start?

Just click on the red module above.