One of my favourite animals #giraffe
camelopardalis, which means “the fast-walking camel-leopard". The tallest living animals in the world. Fewer than 100,000 giraffes remain in the wild, down from an estimated 150,000 that roamed the #savannas
30 years ago. Giraffe populations are challenged because of #poaching
and shrinking habitat. The animals' tails are made into good-luck bracelets, fly whisks and thread for stringing beads, according to the African Wildlife Foundation. As agricultural settlement expands, the giraffe's main source of food, the acacia tree, is being cut down.