Wild Open Spaces 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.
The mission of the Erie Zoo is to nurture an appreciation of the world and provide the community with meaningful educational and recreational experiences that foster a greater sense of awareness, stewardship and conservation of animals and plants. Learn more about Erie Zoo at: https://www.eriezoo.org
Thank You So Much for Shopping in Behalf of Erie Zoo! Our goal is to raise $10 million through the generosity of those who want to be a part of writing the next chapter of our Zoo’s history. Join the transformational progress of our city - and create more Wild Open Spaces for our Zoo. 50% of your purchases from this shop that features some of our special animals (as well as any purchases you make site-wide) go directly to help Wild Open Spaces grow and improve. Please remember to indicate 'Erie Zoo' as the beneficiary of your donation at check-out.
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.’