Giraffes are sociable creatures, but do not form herds. Instead, they meet in groups each day, but the composition of a group changes from day to day. 



The total number of giraffes has dropped from over 140,000 in 1999 to less than 80,000 in 2014 and two species, the West African giraffe and the Rothschild giraffe, now appear in the IUCN Red List of endangered species. Only the Angolan, Cape and Thornicroft’s giraffe numbers are stable.  The rest of the subspecies are decreasing in number across the continent of Africa.

Causes of the giraffe's rapid decline include poaching, human population growth and habitat loss.

For further information visit the Giraffe Conservation Foundation

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