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A reticulated giraffe spies on me, from behind an acacia tree at Samburu National Reserve, Kenya. Reticulated giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) differ genetically from all other giraffes found in Africa. Their coat features an intricate pattern of bright dividing lines (reticulations). In the past hundred years, these animals have come close to extinction. Fewer than 3000 remain. They are mostly confined to the north-eastern parts of Kenya. Ongoing efforts by the Kenya Wildlife Service and from many communities have resulted in creating swathes of land for this endangered giraffes, so much so they are larger than the combined areas of the country's National Parks and Reserves.
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