The giraffe… going, going… Can we save Maanzoni species?

A Maasai giraffe eats leaves in Nairobi National Park, Kenya, on November 21, 2018. PHOTO | YASUYOSHI CHIBA | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The drastic decline of the giraffes that number 30,000 in the wild is due to poaching and loss of habitat, which continues.
  • Countries such as Kenya that are signatory to the IUCN are obliged to save the species. Kenya hosts 15 per cent of this population.

In ancient Egypt’s royal tomb of the famous Pharaoh Tutankhamun are images of giraffes nibbling leaves while he sits in state some 3,000 years ago.

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