Sivatherium
Sivatherium - Aikman Wildlife Adventure Model

About

Scientific name: Sivatherium giganteum
Family: Giraffidae
Classification: Mammalia

Place of Origin: Ranged throughout Africa to the Indian Subcontinent
Weight: 880-1100 lbs.
Body size: 9.8ft
Top speed: Unknown
Diet: Herbivore
Habitat: Plains and woodlands

Fun Facts

  • The name literally translates to ‘Shiva’s beast’. The word ‘Siva’ refers to the Hindu deity ‘Shiva’, and ‘Therium’ is adapted from Latin to mean ‘beast’.
  • Depictions that resemble it were found on ancient rock paintings in the Sahara and Central West India.

Conservation Status

Extinct 

Annual Cost of Care

$10,000

Though the Archaeopteryx is extinct, by adopting this animal your donation will go toward providing for the daily cost of care for wildlife that lives at Aikman Wildlife Adventure.