5. Spots


Just like our fingerprints are all unique, a giraffe’s spots are all his own. Different subspecies of giraffes have similar elements such as a darker pigmentation in Masai giraffes than the lighter Angolan giraffes. The width between spots and the color of the spots both make the coat unique. Their spots help giraffes blend into their habitats, typically in African savannas. The next time you look at a giraffe whether on an African safari or at the zoo, try to see if you can tell the difference between the giraffes’ spots.

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