Instagram – Sep 27, 2020 @ 16:37

#didyouknow that the world’s tallest animal, the giraffe, is also an endangered species?⁣ 🦒

It’s hard to believe that the existence of these iconic animals is threatened, but sadly they are currently listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN red list. There are only 11,000 remaining in the wild- 1 for every 4 elephants! ⁣

Their decline is mostly due to human wildlife conflict and a loss of habitat due to agricultural expansion in many areas, but they can also fall foul of poaching too. ⁣

📸 by @ggkenya via @giraffe_conservation ⁣

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