This week’s famous animal individual is Misha the giraffe, arguably the most famous female giraffe of our times thanks to her starring role in the wildly popular “First Kiss” poster by photographer Ron D’Raine.
This poster has been very commercially successful and can be seen displayed in countless classrooms, nurseries, dorm rooms, and dental offices. The subjects are Rothschild’s giraffes, the most endangered subspecies of giraffes, living in the wild only in Uganda and Kenya. The calf in the famous photograph was Misha’s first-born, named Makulu. Since then, she has successfully had six more babies, and she resides in Australia at the Perth Zoo.
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