The answer to the question regarding how many types of giraffes are there in the world is letter B or nine (9). These nine types of giraffe can be found in Africa and they are classified according to their geographical range, coat patterns and coloration. The following are the 9 types of giraffes according to their geographical range: 1) The West African giraffe which is also called Nigerian giraffe or Niger Giraffe is found in the Sahel regions of West Africa. It is also considered as the most threatened subspecies of giraffe because it only inhabits a small portion of Nigeria, 2) Rothschile Giraffe which is also known as the Ugandan giraffe is found in Uganda and Kenya, 3) The Masai giraffe which is also called Kilimanjaro giraffe is found in Tanzania and Kenya, 4) Somali giraffe is found in northern Kenya, Somalia and southern Ethiopia, 5) Kordofan giraffe is found in Central African Republic, western Sudan and northern and southern Chad.
6) Thornicroft giraffe which is found in eastern Zambia and Luangwa Valley, 7) Angolan giraffe which is found in Botswana, northern Namibia, Angola, southwestern Zambia and western Zimbabwe, 8)South African giraffe which is found in Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, and 9) Nubian giraffe which is found in northeastern Dominican Republic of Congo and eastern Sudan.