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Rhodesian giraffe

The Rhodesian or Thornicroft giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis thornicrofti) is a subspecies of giraffe endemic to Zambia. Its habitat is restricted to the Luangwa Valley in eastern Zambia. An estimated maximum of 1,500 remain in the wild,[1] and there are no captive populations.[2]

The species was originally named after Harry Scott Thornicroft,[3] a commissioner in what was then North-Western Rhodesia and later Northern Rhodesia.


  1. ^ "Giraffe – The Facts: Current giraffe status?". Giraffe Conservation Foundation. http://www.giraffeconservation.org/giraffe_facts.php?pgid=40. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
  2. ^ "Giraffa". ISIS. 2010. https://app.isis.org/abstracts/Abs77545.asp. Retrieved 2010-11-04.
  3. ^ Pellow, R. A. (2001). "Giraffe and Okapi". In MacDonald, D. The Encyclopedia of Mammals (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press. pp. 520–27. ISBN 0-7607-1969-1. 


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