The conservation status of the remainder includes “vulnerable” to”near threatened.”
Julian Fennessy, manager of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation said, “Many individuals, including conservationists, remain unaware that the planet’s tallest animal is undergoing a quiet slide towards extinction.”
According to The Guardian, the global giraffe population has fallen from 157,000 into 97,500, a whopping 40 percent in just 30 years.
“Human population growth poses the most significant threat to giraffes,” says the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.
“Habitat loss and modifications through expanding mining and agriculture, illegal hunting, increasing human-wildlife battle, and civil unrest are all factors.”