There are two subspecies of Giraffe at South Lakes Safari Zoo, the Rothschild’s Giraffe and the Kordofan Giraffe. All giraffes have reduced in numbers due to factors like habitat loss and conflict with humans.

The Rothschild’s Giraffe has darker spots that fade out towards the edges, and faded spots on the inner leg. Our Kordofan Giraffes have paler, more well defined spots.