Thornicroft Giraffe in South Luangwa

Thornicroft Giraffe in South Luangwa

The Rhodesian or Thornicroft giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis thornicrofti) is a subspecies of giraffe endemic to Zambia. Its habitat is restricted to the Luangwa Valley in eastern Zambia. An estimated maximum of 1,500 remain in the wild, and there are no captive populations.

The species was originally named after Harry Scott Thornicroft, a commissioner in what was then North-Western Rhodesia and later Northern Rhodesia.

I was very fortunate to have seen these Giraffes on my recent trip to South Luangwa.

“A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.” Eudora Weity


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