What are giraffes social behavior? First, giraffe have a complex cooperative social system, exhibited by: 1) stable groups of females; 2) offspring that stay in their natal group for part or all of their adult lives; 3) support by non-mothers in rearing young; and 4) non-reproductive females in the group (Lukas & Clutton-Brock 2012a, b).
Is a giraffe a social animal? Giraffe are highly social animals and live in herds of 15-20 female giraffe and some young males. Male calves will leave their mothers and the herd from around 15 months and join bachelor herds of other young males.
How do giraffes affect the ecosystem? With their long necks, they consume leaves, flowers, and fruits that are out of reach for most grazing animals. As plants and fruits pass through their digestive systems, they spread seeds that allow plants to germinate. Giraffes hosts ticks, providing food for tick-eating birds.
What is giraffe taxonomy?
|Family||Giraffidae Gray, 1821 – giraffes|
|Genus||Giraffa Brisson, 1762|
|Species||Giraffa camelopardalis (Linnaeus, 1758) – Giraffe, Northern Giraffe|
|Subspecies||Giraffa camelopardalis antiquorum (Jardine, 1835) – Kordofan Giraffe|