by Amy Phelps | October 9th, 2014
In the past 10 years, 4 out of 5 Reticulated giraffes have vanished. Most of us can’t even begin to fathom 4 of our 5 closest friends disappearing from our lives, but for the last remaining Reticulated giraffe this is a daily reality. Since 1999, almost 50% of wild giraffes have disappeared from this planet. If something isn’t done now and current trends continue, within the next 10 years giraffe populations will be completely extinct in the wild!
Excerpt from http://www.oaklandzoo.org/blog/tag/the-last-of-he-longnecks/, please visit the Oakland Zoo blog to read more.