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Why giraffe was know as Camelopards before the 1600s?

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Why giraffe was know as Camelopards before the 1600s?
posted Feb 14 by Sona Munshi

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Giraffe used to be known as 'Camelopards' because of the fact that the word Camelopards originating from the Greek kamelos, meaning 'camel', and pardalis, meaning 'leopard', the long-necked ruminants of the African Savannah literally used to be known as 'Camel leopards'. It's pretty obvious, when looking at a giraffe, just how that name might have stuck.

answer Mar 11 by Tanay Hanuman Toor
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