The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all extant land-living animal species, and the largest ruminant. in the past 15 years, the population has plummeted some 40 percent, to less than 80,000 from 140,000 in the mid 1990s.
— Rohan Chakravarty (@thetoonguy) October 18, 2017
40% of giraffes were wiped out during the last three decades, yet trophy hunting remains a popular (and legal) tourism activity. Over the past 10 years, 4000 giraffe trophies were imported into the U.S. 🦒 Read more in today's @TheMercurySA. pic.twitter.com/sr1LORSwwM
— HSI Africa (@HSIAfrica) July 5, 2018