Giraffes Face Threat Of ‘Silent Extinction’

December 8, 2014 2:52 PM

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It’s being called a possible “silent extinction” –the massive, yet largely unnoticed decline in numbers of a very quiet species.

According to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, a new study due to be published next year shows that the population of the world’s tallest land animals has declined by 40 percent over the past 15 years—from 140,000 down to 80,000. As they do with most everything, giraffes have been unobtrusive—eve...

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