The camelopard, or cameleopard, was the medieval name for the beast we call a “giraffe”. It was considered a monster, a hybrid of a camel and a leopard. The camelopard was the badge of Sir Henry Crispe, 1553 [Siddons II.2 85]; Bossewell [II.53] described the creature in 1572, though judging from his illustration, he was working from hearsay.
The creature was also called a “camelopardel” in medieval times; 18th Century writers considered the camelopardel a distinct creature, a camelopard with swept-back horns. No such distinction was made in period, however; and no difference is granted in Society heraldry between them.
The camelopard seems to have neither a proper coloration nor a default posture; the illustration shows a camelopard trippant (i.e., passant).
Ingirídr Hikri Fridriksdottír bears: Argent, a cameleopard statant purpure.
Camille Lyon bears: Gules, a cameleopard rampant argent spotted sable.
Xanthippe Ouranina bears: Vert, two camelopards salient reguardant, necks crossed in saltire Or pellety.