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African Giraffe bone handle bottle openers

African Giraffe bone handle bottle openers
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African Bone Bottle Openers

$29-00

Region: Zimbabwe

Material: Giraffe bone

Size:18cm

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African Giraffe bone handle bottle openers

Size: 18cm (L)

African handcrafted bottle openers that has been crafted out of Giraffe bone and set in the natural white color of the bone. The shaft of the Giraffe bone bottle openers have carvings of African animals . These African bottle openers originate from Zimbabwe and has been crafted by a Shona artist. The Shona people are well known for their ability to carve with the greatest of details and are considered some of the best soapstone carvers in the world.

We are registered with KZN Wildlife in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa who are our local conservation authorities in our area, we obtain any documentation needed from them for any items that is needed for your country. You can feel assured that you have bought from a legal, registered trader.

View our African Game skulls and horns gallery for more African skins or e-mails us if you are looking for a particular skull not on our website.

Other styles available below or on our main skull horns page

African Bone Bottle Openers - Corkscrew
Giraffe bone bottle opener - corkscrew

$29-00

Region: Zimbabwe

Material: Giraffe bone

Size:18cm

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African Warthog Tusks Bottle Openers
Warthog Tusk Bottle Opener

$59-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Warthog tusks

Size: 20-25cm (L)

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African Horn Bottle Opener
African Horn Bottle Opener

$29-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Horn / Bone

Size: 18cm - 20cm (L)

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African wood/bone animal bottle openers
Africanbone and wood Bottle Opener

From $39-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Horn / Bone

Size: 18cm - 20cm (L)

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Facts about this animal

The giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world, with even new-born babies being taller than most humans. Characterized by its long legs, long neck, and distinctive spotted pattern, many people first believed the giraffe was a cross between a leopard and a camel, which is reflected in its scientific name, Giraffa camelopardalis. These long legs allow giraffes to run as fast as 35 miles (56 kilometers) an hour over short distances and cruise comfortably at 10 miles (16 kilometers) an hour over longer distances.

Giraffes live primarily in savanna areas in the sub-Saharan region of Africa. Their extreme height allows them to eat leaves and shoots located much higher than other animals can reach. In particular, they seek out acacia trees. Their long tongues are helpful in eating because they help pull leaves from the trees. Spending most of the day eating, a full-grown giraffe consumes over 45 kg (100 lb.) of leaves and twigs a day. Even the giraffe's tongue is long! The 21-inch (53-centimeter) tongue helps them pluck tasty morsels from branches. Giraffes eat most of the time and, like cows, regurgitate food and chew it as cud.

The giraffe's stature can be a disadvantage as well—it is difficult and dangerous for a giraffe to drink at a water hole. To do so they must spread their legs and bend down in an awkward position that makes them vulnerable to predators like Africa's big cats. Giraffes only need to drink once every several days; they get most of their water from the luscious plants they eat.

When giraffes walk, they move both legs on one side of their body and then both legs on the other side; this is unique to giraffes. However, they run in a similar style to other mammals, swinging their rear legs and front legs in unison. Giraffes sleep less than two hours a day. In general, they sleep with their feet tucked under them and their head resting on their hindquarters, but they can also sleep for short periods of time standing up.

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Scientific classification

  • Class: MAMMALIA
  • Name: Giraffe
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  • Scientific Name: Giraffa camelopardalis
  • Size: 4.3 - 5.8m high
  • Weight: Around 800 kg for females and 1250 kg for adults
  • Life span: Around 25 years in the wild
  • Diet: Herbivore
  • Predictors: Lions, other big cats

Conservation status: Least concern / abundant

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