Giraffes are facing extinction in the near future, warns new findings about the animal. The new findings about Giraffes are over a 30 year period; were it is thought the animal numbers have been declining for 30 years.
Giraffe numbers have declined dramatically in the last thirty years. In 1985, Giraffe numbers were at 155,000, last year it was recorded that there are now only 97,000 Giraffes left in the wild. This new study was done by the International Union For Consevation (IUCN).
There are several reasons why the animal is decling in numbers. But two main reasons why they are: poaching and civil unrest in many parts of the African continent. However, their numbers re growing in Southen African countries.
The overall decline in Giraffes though is not a positive one. They were classed as a species which were of ''least concern.''Howeve today they are classed as 'vunerable,'' a step away from being classed as ''endagered.''