Giraffes are the latest and unexpected animal species to be at threat and has become endangered by their huge population drop. It is a surprise to find the giraffe is now at threat because they fascinate people by their size, long tongues, their spots and the way they eat leaves from trees. The Giraffes habitat in Africa is disappearing in the wild, which also makes it harder to hide from poachers as well as having less food and water.
Giraffes are the tallest animal in the world. They can weigh up to 1400 kilograms and their necks can reach to around 1.5 – 1.8 meters long. 15 years ago around 140,000 giraffes lived in the wild of Africa, the population has now dropped to 80,000.
Giraffes are poached for their skin and hair. A giraffes skin is thick, it is capable of making clothing which include shoes, belts, bags, hats and covers for drums. Their hair is known to have been used to make jewellery by tribes for hundreds of years, which now needs to be stopped before the population of giraffes drop even more, with charities that are helping provide safer and better habitats for them.
please help keep the Giraffe safe, amazing and help raise the population. These charities are available to help –
The Giraffe Conservation Foundation
The Giraffe Conservation Foundation aim to raise awareness and promote the value of giraffe conservation in African Range States and internationally, plan, develop, implement and administer projects and programmes, maintain a close working relationship with the IUCN SSC Giraffe and Okapi Specialist Group and to provide comprehensive awareness and technical support.
Adopt a giraffe with WWF