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Scientists have identified nine subspecies of giraffe that live in different areas and are differentiated by their different patterns. Color variations between the species depend on their habitat as well as their food source. Giraffes can range in color from almost white to almost black, and while the specific patterns vary by species, all have the characteristic splotches that resemble leaves or in the case of the reticulated giraffe, which has a dark coat, a web of white lines. Like human fingerprints, the patterns are unique to each animal. While giraffes sometimes eat grasses, fruits and vegetables, they eat mostly leaves. The leaves of the acacia tree are a particular favorite.
The giraffe is related to deer and cattle, however, it is placed in a separate family, the Giraffidae, consisting only of the giraffe and its closest relative, the okapi. The giraffes range extends from Chad to South Africa. Although the Okapi is much shorter than the giraffe, it also has a long neck and eats leaves and both animals have long tongues and skin-covered horns. The giraffes ancestors first appeared in central Asia about 15 million years ago, however, the earliest fossil records of the giraffe itself, from Israel and Africa, date back about 1. The giraffe is the tallest living animal which is instantly recognizable by its exceptionally long neck. Adult males stand 15 — 19 feet 4. Adult males weigh between 1, — 4, pounds — kilograms, while females weigh only 1, — 2, pounds — 1, kilograms. The giraffe has the longest tail of any land mammal.