Giraffes are extinct in at least seven countries

A century ago, more than one million giraffe used to roam across sub-Saharan Africa. But these gentle giants are now extinct in at least seven countries with only 100,000 left in fragmented populations across the continent, wildlife experts warned Thursday.

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Last updated on 20 February 2020

Type: 
Media Watch
Region: 
Africa
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Habitat loss and degradation
Species: 
Giraffa camelopardalis
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals