Sivatherium - Aikman Wildlife Adventure Model


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


Annual Cost of Care


Though the Sivatherium 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.

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