Giraffes set of four wooden coasters, square with rounded corners and a cork backing. Face has a gloss finish for added protection. 3.75 x 3.75 in. Two giraffe face coasters and two giraffe calf coasters.
Original artwork: © 2010 Samara E. King & TwoBee, LLC rendered in color pencil for the Smithsonian American Museum of Natural History.
In 2016, scientists made an exciting discovery about the world’s tallest land mammals: giraffes actually come in four separate species. Previously, scientists thought that giraffes all belonged to one species, but this assumption has been overturned. The four species of giraffes are: the Southern Giraffe, the Northern Giraffe, the Maasai Giraffe, and the Reticulated Giraffe. There are a few visible differences (such as the jagged lines and dark spots on the Masai giraffe and the five hornlike structures on the northern giraffe), but for the most part they look pretty similar. All four giraffe species live in geographically distinct areas throughout Africa. Giraffes are vulnerable to poaching, habitat loss and degradation, and are listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as ‘vulnerable.’ Learn more about giraffe conservation at: https://giraffeconservation.org
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