There is only one species, or kind, of giraffe. But not all giraffes are the same. There are eight different groups of giraffes. Each group of giraffes has a different coat pattern. The pattern is a clue to which group a giraffe belongs to.
A baby giraffe and her mother nuzzle each other in their enclosure at The Tama Zoological Park in Tokyo. The baby giraffe was born on August 6 at the zoo. See photos of another baby giraffe born earlier this month in Germany.