A silent extinction: Giraffes in peril

LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — There is a silent extinction going on in Africa right now. Giraffes are in peril, with fewer giraffes in the wild than African elephants or hippos. The devastating decline is catching the attention of wildlife experts around the world, even here in Arizona.

Three of the four species of giraffe are considered Endangered, with two types Critically Endangered. Less than half of all giraffes survive beyond their first year, and already the giraffe has become extinct in seven African countries. This is all according to the nonprofit, “Save Giraffes Now.”

We met the organization’s founder and CEO, Susan Meyers, and President David O’Connor at Wildlife World, Aquarium & Safari Park, who are on a mission to rescue these gentle giants and find out what is causing the population decline.

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