reticulated giraffe

noun

Definition of reticulated giraffe

: a giraffe of a subspecies (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) found in northeast Africa, Somalia, and northern Kenya that has a deep chestnut-colored coat divided by a network of fine white lines into large geometric patches

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Recent Examples on the Web About 15,780 reticulated giraffes remain in the wild, which is about 50% fewer than three decades ago, according to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. Chelsea Curtis, azcentral, "The Phoenix Zoo's 'most mischievous and outgoing giraffe' has died at age 14," 22 Dec. 2019 The calf is the 16th member of the zoo’s reticulated giraffe herd, and Msitu’s third baby, according to the news release. Carina Julig, The Denver Post, "Cheyenne Mountain Zoo welcomes baby giraffe Saturday," 7 July 2019 If that’s the case, the northern and reticulated giraffe species may each have fewer than 10,000 individuals left on Earth. National Geographic, "How to save the world's tallest animal," 12 June 2019 To our surprise, one normal color reticulated giraffe also was among the mother and calf. Rachel Lewis, Time, "Wildlife Experts Spotted a Rare All-White Giraffe and Her Cub in the Wild," 18 Sep. 2017 To our surprise, one normal color reticulated giraffe also was among the mother and calf. Rachel Lewis, Time, "Wildlife Experts Spotted a Rare All-White Giraffe and Her Cub in the Wild," 18 Sep. 2017 To our surprise, one normal color reticulated giraffe also was among the mother and calf. Rachel Lewis, Time, "Wildlife Experts Spotted a Rare All-White Giraffe and Her Cub in the Wild," 18 Sep. 2017 To our surprise, one normal color reticulated giraffe also was among the mother and calf. Rachel Lewis, Time, "Wildlife Experts Spotted a Rare All-White Giraffe and Her Cub in the Wild," 18 Sep. 2017 To our surprise, one normal color reticulated giraffe also was among the mother and calf. Rachel Lewis, Time, "Wildlife Experts Spotted a Rare All-White Giraffe and Her Cub in the Wild," 18 Sep. 2017

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Reticulated giraffe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reticulated%20giraffe. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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