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

December 7, 2014 8:15 PM

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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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