Are Giraffes Facing Extinction?

Giraffes are the tallest animals in the world.

In the past 30 years there has been a drastic decline in the population of giraffes, and this problem has been classified as the disappearance of these animals.

The numbers declined by nearly 155,000 in 1985 and 97,000 in 2015, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

It is assumed that the causes are habitat loss, hunting and civil unrest in some parts of Africa.

On the other hand there has been some growth, mainly in the southern parts of the continent.

“IUCN” so far did not take much into account for preservation of life status of the giraffe.

However, according to the latest data, giraffes are on the red list of endangered species. And their population has declined by more than 30 percent.

Therefore, they have now been classified as vulnerable to extinction.