Kenya 1-SHILLING (KM-new) Giraffe
In 2018 Kenya released a new circulating coin family featuring their local wildlife.
The 1 shilling coin features the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis). There are four sub-species found in Kenya: Nubian giraffe, Reticulated giraffe, Masai giraffe, and Rothschild's giraffe. I think the fellow on this coin is the Masai giraffe, but really it could be representative of all four. The Masai giraffe is the biggest of the four, making it the tallest land animal.
Thanks to Maria for donating the Kenya coin family to the Zoo!
- Diameter: 23.9 mm
- Composition: Nickel-clad steel