In 2020, the Giraffe Conservation Foundation estimated the current Africa-wide giraffe population at approximately 111,000 individuals. This is a drop by almost 30%, a slightly less bleak picture than previously portrayed in the 2016 IUCN Red List assessment that estimated giraffe at less than 100,000 individuals. 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.
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