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Giraffes are on their way to becoming extinct — thanks to humans

  • There’s a troubling new report from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on giraffes.
  • The global giraffe population is shrinking fast, and giraffes may be on their way to extinction.
  • According to the IUCN’s report, “the global giraffe population has plummeted by up to 40% over the last 30 years,” which represents a “devastating decline.”
  • Giraffes are under threat from “illegal hunting, habitat loss and changes through expanding agriculture and mining, increasing human-wildlife conflict, and civil unrest.” Read more

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Shortly after purchasing the Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya, the owners learned that the only remaining Rothschild’s giraffes in the country were at risk, as their sole habitat was being subdivided into smallholdings. So they began a breeding program to reintroduce the Rothschild’s giraffe into the wild. Today, guests can enjoy visits from resident giraffes in search of a treat. By Cari Hill

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FECKLESS - (fek-lis) - adjective

Definition:

  • ineffective; incompetent; futile
  • having no sense of responsibility; indifferent; lazy

Related forms:

  • noun - fecklessness
  • adverb - fecklessly

Stovenly thinks:

  • where are my car keys? of course I know where my car keys are. don’t be ridiculous. they’re right in the… in the.. they’re.. did you know giraffes taste each other’s pee before banging