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You can bet giraffe I am relieved.
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Not anymore.

https://www.iucn.org/news/new-bird-species-and-giraffe-under-threat-%E2%80%93-iucn-red-list
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So what 'ancient' chinese medicine are they being poached for? Another cure for impotence?
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qilin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giraffe


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Masai giraffe killed by tribesmen in German East Africa during the early 20th century.
Giraffes were probably common targets for hunters throughout Africa.[35] Different parts of their bodies were used for different purposes.[9] Their meat was used for food. The tail hairs served as flyswatters, bracelets, necklaces and thread.[9][35] Shields, sandals and drums were made using the skin, and the strings of musical instruments were from the tendons.[9] The smoke from burning giraffe skins was used by the medicine men of Buganda to treat nose bleeds.[35] The Humr people of Sudan consume the drink Umm Nyolokh; which is created from the liver and marrow of giraffes. Umm Nyolokh often contains DMT and other psychoactive substances from plants the giraffes eat such as Acacia; and is known to cause hallucinations of giraffes, believed to be the giraffes' ghosts by the Humr.[101][102] In the 19th century, European explorers began to hunt them for sport.[45] Habitat destruction has hurt the giraffe, too: in the Sahel, the need for firewood and grazing room for livestock has led to deforestation. Normally, giraffes can coexist with livestock, since they do not directly compete with them.[30]

In 2010, it was assessed as Least Concern from a conservation perspective by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), but the 2016 assessment categorized giraffes as Vulnerable.[103] However, giraffes have been extirpated from much of their historic range including Eritrea, Guinea, Mauritania and Senegal. They may also have disappeared from Angola, Mali, and Nigeria, but have been introduced to Rwanda and Swaziland.[34] Two subspecies, the West African giraffe and the Rothschild giraffe, have been classified as Endangered,[33][36] as wild populations of each of them number in the hundreds.[27] In 1997, Jonathan Kingdon suggested that the Nubian giraffe was the most threatened of all giraffes;[6] as of 2010, it may number fewer than 250, although this estimate is uncertain.[27] Private game reserves have contributed to the preservation of giraffe populations in southern Africa.[30] Giraffe Manor is a popular hotel in Nairobi that also serves as sanctuary for Rothschild's giraffes.[104] The giraffe is a protected species in most of its range. It is the national animal of Tanzania,[105] and is protected by law.[106] Unauthorised killing can result in imprisonment.[107] In 1999, it was estimated that over 140,000 giraffes existed in the wild,[27] but estimates in 2016 indicate that fewer than 90,000 remain.[25]
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But what about the camels?
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I'm more worried about squirtles.
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Goodbye funny looking animal. You will be missed.
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You can bet giraffe I am relieved.


Well done, sir.
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HateKillingCamels wrote:

But what about the camels?


Domesticated. Bactrian camels are critically endangered, possibly extinct in the wild.
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Did you know most animals went extinct long before man existed? Maybe it's time for giraffes to join the cave lions and woolly mammoths. Don't be sad, shit happen.
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Xxanthar wrote:

Did you know most animals went extinct long before man existed? Maybe it's time for giraffes to join the cave lions and woolly mammoths. Don't be sad, shit happen.


You're correct that animal extinction can exist as a naturally ocurring phenomenon, but the expert consensus seems to be that this threat is man-made, specifically from the large number of expansion and development and wars in Africa as of late coupled with a noticeable lack of conservation efforts in many affected areas.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38240760
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don't worry the zoos will save them
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