Six-day-old newly born giraffe calf, centre, is seen next to its parents six-year-old father Buddy, left, and eleven-year-old mother Jacky at their enclosure in Buenos Aires' zoo on July (REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian)
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.