Reticulated giraffe (Giraffa reticulata)
As a result of this decline, Reticulated giraffe were added to the IUCN Red List and listed as Endangered in 2018. In recent years, however, numbers across northern Kenya appear to be increasing with improved conservation measures. More than 95% of Reticulated giraffe occur outside of government-managed protected areas, emphasising the need for community and private stakeholder engagement in giraffe conservation.
It is easy to see why this species is called the Reticulated giraffe, as its rich orange-brown patches are clearly defined by a network of striking white lines, which continue the entire length of their legs.