|Rothschild's Giraffe||Nexon Game|
Rothschild's Giraffe has long yellow hair, with white curls framing her face, brown spots on the lower half, white ears and a brown top below her horn-like ossicles. She sports a giraffe's tail. She has a large, ponytail that is two shades of brown, and her eyes are a dark blue-grey with heavy eyelashes. Like other giraffes, she wears a long spotted scarf, which fades to white at the ends. She has a pink ribbon over a yellow and brown spotted sweater with white sleeves, and she wears a brown belt. Her skirt is short and brown, and her socks are primarily white with some yellow and brown spotting at the very top. She wears brown shoes with short white platforms.
In Real Life
There are only 1,670 Rothschild's Giraffes remaining in the world. They have no markings below their knees, differentiating them from other giraffes. Their habitats include: savannas, grasslands, and woodlands.
Rothschild's Giraffe, also known as the Ugandan Giraffe, is one of the most endangered subspecies of Giraffe, with only little more than 1,500 estimated in the wild. They can be distinguished from other Giraffes by their coat markings, which are less defined than the Reticulated Giraffes and paler than Marai Giraffes. They also have five ossicones, horn-like protrusions on their head, compared to the usual two. They're also the tallest, reaching almost 6 meters in height.
Rothschild's Giraffes are generally docile and friendly, unless they perceive someone or something as a threat. Males may engage in fights for mates year-round, as they are in a permanent mating season. A single calf is born after a gestation period of a little over a year.Generally, Rothschild's Giraffe is not considered a separate subspecies anymore, but rather a conspecific ecotype of the Nubian Giraffe. Some may still list it separetely though, such as the IUCN, which classifies Rothschild's Giraffes as in general as Endangered (the second worst) and Nubian Giraffes as Critically Endangered (the worst before extinction).
- The animal was named after Lord Walter Rothschild.