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Giraffes Going Extinct

Giraffes Going Extinct

Wild giraffe numbers have plummeted by 40 per cent in the last three decades, and the species is now "Vulnerable" to extinction, according to the latest red list.

Species Under Threat

The red list contains over 85,000 species in total with more than 24,000 threatened with extinction. 700 newly recognised bird species have been added, with 11% of them on the edge of survival. Habitat loss, poaching and civil unrest in many parts of Africa caused the decline.

97,500 is the giraffe population in 2015 which was about 1,57,000 in 1985.