SOUTH AFRICA ART SERIE
THE GENTLE GIRAFFE
Gentle Giraffe, with its long neck reaching into the heavens, symbolizes the ability to see the future and obtain things that seem out of reach. When your life is chaotic, Giraffe reminds you to keep your head up and avoid getting entangled in needless arguments; as an Animal Ally, Giraffe encourages you to “take the high road.” The creature signifies things that inspire and raise your energies or Spirit.
Giraffes used to live in most of the open country of continental Africa. They were wiped out of Egypt by 2600 BC and from western and southern Africa in the 20th century. The largest populations of wild giraffes now live in Tanzania. The species’ long-term survival is dependent on human conservation strategies.
Three hearts, to be exact. There is a systemic (main) heart. Two lesser hearts pump blood to the gills where waste is discarded and oxygen is received. They work like the right side of the human heart.
The giraffe is an African artiodactyl mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant. It is traditionally considered to be one species, Giraffa camelopardalis, with nine subspecies.
Giraffes are the tallest mammals on Earth. Their legs alone are taller than many humans—about 6 feet. They can run as fast as 35 miles an hour over short distances, or cruise at 10 mph over longer distances. … Giraffes spend most of their lives standing up; they even sleep and give birth standing up.
If you have the giraffe spirit animal working for you, count yourself lucky, because it views life from a different perspective.
What the giraffe symbolism means to convey to you is that you are being given an unrestricted view of everything around you while maintaining a powerful connection with the ground that supports you.
Giraffes are a threatened species and many of their populations are endangered and declining. On Thursday, at a conference in Geneva, countries overwhelmingly agreed to add giraffes to the list of animals protected by the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES Aug.24,2019
Dedicated to Willow, Lealand, Llewelyn, Marlowe & Amaya and all the People who love giraffes and committed to the protection of their existence.