The general giraffe population throughout Africa is starting to decline, with the West African giraffe having the lowest population at less than 300. With less than 80,000 giraffes in Africa, the Giraffe Conservation Fou... More »

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The giraffe, or giraffa camelopardalis, is endangered due to habitat loss, the breaking up of habitat areas, the lack of suitability in existing habitats, poaching and new human population growth. Giraffes need to find h... More »

Most giraffe species are currently endangered. According to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, there were an estimated 140,000 giraffes in African in 1999, but the number has declined to less than 80,000 giraffes today... More »

The giraffe is a tall mammal with long legs, a spotted coat and an elongated neck. This mammal is the tallest in the world, with male giraffes growing as tall as 18 feet. More »

The main predators of the giraffe are humans, lions and crocodiles, explains the African Wildlife Foundation. Lions and crocodiles hunt the giraffe for food. However, humans hunt the giraffe not only for food but also fo... More »

According to National Geographic, a giraffe can reach a height of 19 feet and can weigh as much as 2,800 pounds. Giraffes use their height to reach tall trees and other vegetation where they feed on leaves and buds. The ... More »

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There are at least nine different subspecies of giraffe, each living in a different part of African. These include the Nubian, Namibian, Kordofan, Masai, South African, West African and Rhodesian giraffe. There are also ... More »