|Title: Reticulated giraffe, Alternative Title: (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata), Creator: Stolz, Gary M. Source: WO5634-007, Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.|
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Giraffes belong to the family Giraffidae, which has only one other species, the okapi. There are nine recognized subspecies of giraffe: Reticulated Giraffe
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