Where does the word “Camelopard” come from and What does Camelopard mean?

No, no one ever thought the beast known as the camelopard was a cross between the camel and the leopard, but the Greeks of old gave it the namekamelopardalis, simply because its body somewhat resembled that of the camel and its spots were like those of the pard or leopard.

We call the animal by the shorter name, giraffe.

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