Gentle giraffes threatened with 'silent extinction'

August 20, 2019 - General

For most of his life as a Samburu warrior, Lesaiton Lengoloni thought nothing of hunting giraffes, the graceful giants so common a feature of the Kenyan plains where he roamed.

Giraffe numbers across the continent fell 40 percent between 1985 and 2015,
to just under 100,000 animals [Credit: Tony Karumba/AFP]”There was no particular pride in killing a giraffe, not like a lion… (But) a single giraffe could feed the village for more…

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