Zambia: Thornicroft Giraffe

Thornicroft (aka Rodesian) Giraffe is one of the rarest animals on earth – a geographically isolated species confined to a small part of the Luangwa River basin in Zambia, there are only about 550 individuals left in the wild and none exist in captivity. This is the only remaining giraffe species that I haven’t seen before. While it looks similar to the Kenyan Masai giraffe, the key difference in appearance is that this giraffe doesn’t have the spots below knees making it look like wearing socks.