The Giraffe in Uganda is the tallest animal we have in Uganda’s National Parks. Although there are many distinct kinds of giraffes in the globe, the Rothschilds type is only found in Uganda. It may grow to a height of 5 to 6 meters and weighs an average of 1200 kg for males and 850 kg for females. Compared to females, males are slightly bigger. Giraffes frequently reside in expansive areas of whistling acaccia bushes, where they selectively browse for the best leaves. Every day, a giraffe can consume up to 29 kg of accacia leaves. Although giraffes are typically calm and peaceful in the wild, they will constantly protect themselves and their calves from lions, leopards, and hyenas, who like to hide out in thickets and want to capture the calves. However, giraffes are renowned for being effective family protectors who can kick predators both forward and backward. A predator can be quickly hurt or killed by a single, powerful kick from a giraffe if it is directed specifically at the head. Crocodiles have been known to seize the heads of giraffes when they bended over to sip water in wetlands, though. Giraffes can live up to 25 years in the wild and 28 years in zoos if they are not in danger. If you pay attention, giraffes move in an odd way. When standing, they will take the left leg first and the right leg second. When running, they will utilize the front legs first and the back legs second, moving slowly. In fact, if you watched it on video, you could have thought it was sped up.

National parks to spot Giraffes in Uganda

Lake Mburo National park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls National Park

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