Twiggs and Melman
Twiggs is the eldest, of the two at 20 years old.
He is over 18ft tall, and he absolutely loves carrots.
Melman being a bit younger at just 8 years old, stands around 16ft tall, and his favorite snack is celery.
Both of these beautiful male giraffes are Reticulated giraffes, also known as the Somali giraffe, a subspecies native to the horn of Africa. There is approximately 8,500 individuals living in the wild.
There are 9 subspecies of Giraffes. These majestic animals spend most of their time eating, and they only sleep 5 - 30 minutes a day. They are the tallest living land mammal, and can stand up to 20ft tall.
Unfortunately, the giraffe population is dwindling. As of 2016, just over 97,000 giraffes remained in the wild. The population has declined 40% in 30 years.
There are now approximately 68,000 left in the wild. The remaining herds are fragmented and face multiple threats from habitat loss, to poaching.
At Rye Road Giraffes our giraffes are
Exotic & Domestic Animals
At Rye Road Giraffes's we care for some of the most unique and unusual Exotic & Domestic animals.
When you visit the farm you will meet many different species.
Starting of course with some of your traditional farm animals, like chickens, cows, and goats, but you will also have the opportunity to interact with other incredible domestic, and exotic animals.
The Rye Road Giraffes is the home of Zebras, Camels, Tortoises, Llamas, and a Kangaroo to just name a few.