Rothschilds' Giraffe

Still in Artist proof phase

Rothschilds’ Giraffe 460x350mm 2016

The Rothschilds’ Giraffe is a higly endangered species of giraffe found in northern Africa. As a result of habitat loss there are only about 600 left in the wild. 

Male Giraffes have hornlike protrusions called ossicones. I love how ungainly giraffes look, especially when drinking when they have to splay their legs to reach the water properly. They also seem to be quite inquisitive animals and that is what I have tried to capture in this etching.

© John Sharp 2016