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The world’s population of giraffes continues to decline at an alarming rate, with just under 100,000 individuals left in their native habitats. That is a decrease of nearly 40% over the last 20 years. These findings led the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to change giraffes’ status last year to Vulnerable, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. For #WorldGiraffeDay, consider joining the fight to End Extinction. Let’s turn things around. (source)

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The @sdzsafaripark‘s newest baby giraffe is turning 1 month old, and already she’s turning out to be an independent girl. When not hanging out with her mom, Shani, and the rest of the herd, this free-spirited girl can be found lounging under a tree all by herself. She loves to explore, and seems to have great curiosity about the Caravan Safari trucks that roam her habitat. Her keepers say the giraffe herd has fully accepted her as part of the family. Watch the full video.