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African giraffe leg bone

African giraffe leg bone
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African giraffe leg bone

$99-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Giraffe leg bone

Size: 55cm

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African giraffe leg bone

Size: 55cm - 70cm (L)

We have stock of 2 sizes of Giraffe bone the one above which is 55cm and the leg bone below which is 70cm. The leg bones are both from one leg which is the top half and bottom half of the leg also known as the femur and fibula.

Each leg bone has been boiled, cleaned, then whitened and finally sterilized so that you get an A grade quality cleaned bone that can be used in various product such as knife handles and jewelry.

We are registered with KZN Wildlife here in South Africa so obtain all the necessary paperwork to allow the Giraffe leg bone into your country. All bones and skulls on our website are from government approved conservation practices so you can feel assured that you are buying from a legal trader and that the bones you get are legally allowed into your country.

Because of the nature of African giraffe bone there will be slight variations from one Giraffe leg bone to the next.

If you are looking for other African game skulls or horns return to our main African animal skulls page

Other styles skulls available below or on our main skull horns page

African giraffe leg bone

Giraffe leg bone

$119-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Giraffe leg bone

Size: 75cm

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African Giraffe Skin - not often available

African Giraffe Skin

$1950-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Leather / hide

Size: 2.8m x 1.6 (L x H)

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African Bone Bottle Openers - Corkscrew

Giraffe bone bottle opener - corkscrew

$29-00

Region: Zimbabwe

Material: Giraffe bone

Size:18cm

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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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