Thursday, 8 December 2016

Giraffes silently disappearing

A drastic drop in the giraffe population has been observed over the past 30 years. The world’s tallest land mammal is close to extinction. The numbers have gone from around 155,000 in 1985 to 97,000 in 2015 approximately according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The reason for this decline is due to the habitat loss, poaching and civil unrest in many parts of Africa.

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