How many giraffe are there in Africa?
In the 1980s, the total number of all giraffe in Africa was estimated at more than 155,000 individuals. Today, GCF estimates the current Africa-wide giraffe population at approximately 117,000 individuals.
Are giraffes overpopulated in Africa?
Giraffe numbers have declined by as much as 40 percent since the 1980s in a “silent extinction” driven by illegal hunting and an expansion of farmland in Africa, the Red List of endangered species reported on Thursday.
What countries can you find giraffe?
The four species of giraffe currently occur in 21 countries, forming a wide arc throughout sub-Saharan Africa from Niger to Central and East Africa, down to southern Africa.