Giraffe population down 40 percent in past 15 years, could face extinction

December 7, 2014 8:15 PM

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Giraffe population down 40 percent in past 15 years, could face extinction

The loss of giraffes has not been heavily reported.

"While there are warnings and alarm bells ringing about the imminent extinction of the African elephant as a result of the poaching crisis -- a situation not in any way to be minimized -- there are an estimated 450,000 African elephants compared to 80,000 giraffe," Kathleen Garrigan, senior communic...

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