Giraffes in jeopardy due to poaching, loss of habitat

Giraffes in jeopardy due to poaching, loss of habitat
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Poaching and habitat loss are causing the number of giraffes in Africa to plummet at an alarming rate.

"It's a silent extinction," Dr. Julian Fennessy, executive director of the Giraffe Conservation Research group, told ABC News. Part of the problem is people think there are actually more giraffes than there are, and not enough steps are being taken to prevent their extinction.

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