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The Silent Extinction

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Over the past three decades, giraffes populations have endured what scientists call a “silent extinction.” Recent studies indicate there is still hope.

Giraffes are some of the most recognizable creatures on the planet. With their soaring height, illustrious spotted coats, and crane-like necks, its hard for a giraffe to go unnoticed. They can be both demure and dominating, graceful and grandiose. And for many, their existence is something that defines the African landscape.

But unlike other recognizable animals, giraffes have somehow slipped under the radar, receiving less attention from researchers and conservationists, leading to what is dubbed a “silent extinction.”

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