In the year of 2011, western black rhinos were declared extinct, and unfortunately, statistics are showing that giraffes are not far from the same fate. These extinctions are often a result of human behaviors such as environmental destruction and harmful hunting practices such as poaching. There are two larger subspecies of giraffes: the Kordofan giraffe, and the Nubian giraffe. These two subspecies are unfortunately now listed as endangered, which shows a plausible outcome for the rest of the species as a whole.
"Plenty of giraffe poachers would be bankrupt without buyers in the United States, who for whatever strange reason, enjoy putting their skin and body parts on display."