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Giraffes

Giraffes

Habitat

Savannah, Grasslands, Open forests

Conservation Status

Endangered

Fascinating Giraffe Facts

Giraffes can live 10-15 years in the wild and over 25 years in human care.

These gentle giants are the world’s tallest living land animals. An adult male can be 18 feet tall – that’s taller than three adult humans!

Each giraffes’ markings are as unique as our fingerprints.

Challenges in the Wild

Human encroachment: Giraffes’ habitats are becoming increasingly fragmented and degraded due to human development, urban sprawl, and agricultural intensification.

Climate change: Prolonged droughts caused by climate change result in shrinking giraffe habitats.


Dallas Zoo Saving Saving Giraffes

The Dallas Zoo supports this amazing conservation organization:

The Dallas Zoo has partnered with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), which protects Nubian giraffe through anti-poaching patrols. Field workers remove snares from giraffe habitat and deploy a targeted veterinary response for giraffe caught in traps. We also support GCF’s education programs that focus on building awareness and community involvement in giraffe conservation.

You Can Help Save Giraffes in the Wild

Today only around 100,000 giraffes are living in the wild, which is a 30% decline in populations over the past 40 years. Changing climates have had a drastic effect on the landscape in Africa, making decreased food and water availability a major threat. Together we can help create a better world for giraffes by reducing our energy consumption at home to combat climate change.

Buy a Dallas Zoo membership to help save giraffes in the wild.

Replace two light bulbs at home with energy-efficient bulbs.

Save energy by reducing our TV time by 15 minutes each day.