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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere in the large space between Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, and Perseus.

[Latin camēlopardalis, camelopard; see camelopard.]
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And a few degrees to the west, 5 and 6 Lyncis form a line pointing to a nearly perfect equilateral triangle bounded by 2 Lyncis and 37 and 40 Camelopardalis.
Oral stereotypies occur across many mammal species including giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi, Fernandez et al.
3 trillion miles of the Camelopardalis constellation or in real terms about as close as you get to a decent sandwich at the services.
In 2009 the boundary was increased to 5400 ha and it is now run as a commercial reserve with South African giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis giraffe, plains, bush and mountain antelope and a number of carnivores, the largest being the brown hyena Hyaena brunnea and leopard.
Los griegos llamaban Camelopardalis (camello-leopardo) a las jirafas, ya que decian tienen cabeza de camello y manchas de leopardo.
The reticulated giraffe (Giraffa Camelopardalis Reticulata) is the tallest mammal in the world, growing up to 5,5min height and is among the most well-known of thenine giraffe subspecies.
Otobius megnini parasitizes domesticated animals, such as cattle, as well as native and exotic wildlife (Becklund, 1968) such as Addax nasomaculatus (addax), Oryx gazella (gemsbok), Tragelaphus angasii (nyala), Hippotragus niger (sable antelope), Giraffa camelopardalis (giraffe), and Equus quagga (zebras).
The Effects of Human Activities on Habitat Quality for Maasai Giraffes (Giraffa Camelopardalis tippelskirchi) in Osupuko and Olepolos Wildlife Sanctuaries
Weather permitting, the meteors - remnants from the recently discovered Comet 209P/LINEAR - will appear to be coming from the direction of the northern constellation Camelopardalis.
The Camelopardalis meteor shower, the first one which will ever be seen on earth emanating from the Camelopardalis constellation -- so named due to the long 'neck' of the constellation and its leopard-like spots -- is predicted by astronomers to be seen for the first time on Friday night.
The name of this meteor shower - the Camelopardalids - is due to the radiant of the shower being in the northern sky constellation of Camelopardalis, or the Giraffe, which is a large but quite faint group of stars first charted by behind a trail of dust.