Giraffes Are Facing Extinction With yet Another Subspecies Declared Endangered
The world’s tallest land mammal might be facing extinction. In December of last year, the Kordofan and Nubian giraffe subspecies were added to the “critically endangered” list for the first time, according to a report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Now, another of the nine giraffe subspecies in existence are being classified as “endangered.” Masai giraffes, one of the largest remaining subspecies of the animal, are in serious trouble. Their numbers have dropped from 71,000 to 35,000 in the last 30 years.