Mammal Monday 13: giraffes and consorts

The giraffe house in the Zoologischer Garten Berlin is a beautiful old building in Moorish style – one of the few buildings that survived the war. Today, its interior has been adapted to modern standards, and it houses the giraffes plus a number of antelopes.

The inner space holds palm trees and a little pond and a path for the visitors, with the high arches to the other parts allowing a good view of the giraffes. The antelopes are harder to see for children, because the “windows” into their spaces are a tad too high, which means a lot of weight-lifting for parents.

The building and the surrounding outside enclosure house Defassa Waterbucks (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa), Lechwe (Kobus leche kafuensis), and Western Sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekii gratus) (below in this order).

 

more on the Berlin zoo antelopes, giraffes and the buildings later :)

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About Heinrich Mallison

I'm a dinosaur biomech guy working at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.
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3 Responses to Mammal Monday 13: giraffes and consorts

  1. himmapaan says:

    Can’t wait for more. I’m especially fond of ungulates.

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