Giraffes are the world’s tallest animal.
But winning the Gold Medal for being super-tall is sadly not helping giraffes survive. In the last 30 years,nearly 40% of giraffes have been lost. Today, there are 97,500 giraffes, which may sound like a lot, but it is not. They are already extinctin seven countries and now considered a ‘vulnerable’ species bythe ‘Red List’ compiled by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Being listed as ‘vulnerable’ means that the world’s leading scientists believe giraffes have a chance of becoming totally extinct.
Giraffes are losing their natural habitat due to farming and deforestation as well as illegal hunting.
We can’t let this happen! Imagining our earth without giraffes and other endangered, threatened and vulnerable species liketigers, koalas, African and Asianelephants,chimpanzeesandorangutans is just TOO sad.
Did you know?
- Giraffes sleep and give birth whilestanding up.
- .They barely sleep – between 10 mins and 2hrs every day. This is one of the shortest sleeping times of any mammal.
- .Every giraffe has it’s own unique pattern of spots – just like our fingerprints.
- .Giraffes can run fast! 40 miles/hr or 64km/hr.
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