Angolan giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis)

In Namibia’s Etosha National Park, there are huge areas with hardly any vegetation at all, and finding Angolan giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis) and other large animals here is quite surreal as there is nothing to eat, from a human perspective at least, as everything is tinder-dry as the heat of the sun makes every bit of moisture evaporate.

In this area there are at least some bushes, but they are all white from dust and the sun, and seems almost completely dead.

Despite this, it nibbles here and there and seemingly finds edible plants.

There are two species of giraffe in Namibia, the other is South African giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa). A genetic survey in 2009, suggested that the giraffes in Etosha form a third subspecies, but has not been confirmed.

Angolan giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis)

Last updated on 10 July 2024