Last Updated on April 13, 2024 by Amin Tawar

What is the National Animal of Tanzania?

The national animal of Tanzania is the Masai Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi).

Here are some of its best attributes:

  • Scientific Name: Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi (This identifies it as a subspecies of the Giraffe)
  • Graceful and Tall: The Masai Giraffe is the tallest land animal on Earth, with some individuals reaching up to 19 feet!
  • Unique Patterns: Their distinctive coat features irregular, reddish-brown blotches that extend from the hooves to the head.
  • Social Animals: Masai Giraffes live in herds of up to 12 individuals, with females forming the core social group.
  • Important to the Ecosystem: Giraffes play a vital role in dispersing seeds through their diet, helping maintain healthy savannas.

The Masai Giraffe is a majestic animal and a symbol of Tanzania’s rich wildlife heritage.

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