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Yikes. Giraffes Now on Endangered Species List

March 14, 2019

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.

Key Takeaways:

  • Humans are mishandling the planet recklessly and because of this many species are going extinct at an unprecedented rate.
  • A species going extinct is devastating to the planet because we lose a species that has much to teach and it upsets the balance of the ecosystem.
  • The Western Black Rhinoceros was declared extinct in 2011 thanks to human poaching and the destruction of their habitat.

"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."

Read more: https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/yikes-giraffes-now-on-endangered-species-list/

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