This month Becky’s Squares are focusing on odd things – you can interpret this any way you want so I am going to take you all to the zoo this month. San Diego Zoo to be precise and the photos featured will be either odd looking animals, animals with odd names, odd facts or slightly odd photos. I hope you’ll enjoy my selection.
Giraffes have a small hump on their back and have a spotted pattern similar to that of a leopard. For a long time people called the giraffe a “camel-leopard,” because they believed that it was a combination of a camel and a leopard. That’s where the giraffe’s name camelopardalis comes from!
Giraffe coat colours vary from light tan to practically black. Masai giraffes, from Kenya, have patterns that look like oak leaves. Uganda or Rothschild’s giraffes sport large, brown splotches separated by thick, beige lines. The reticulated giraffe, found only in northern Kenya, has a dark coat with a seeming web of narrow white lines.
If you want to join in either daily, weekly or just on the odd occasion then please visit Becky, the only rule is that the main photo MUST be a square – that is four equal sides! You have been warned 😉
26 thoughts on “We’re goin’ to the zoo, zoo, zoo”
Baby giraffes are very cute with their very long gangly legs. Lovely portrait, Jude.
giraffes are my favorite
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