Animal Friend of the Week: A Rothschild Giraffe

 

 

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The Rothschild’s giraffe was first named and described by Lord Walter Rothschild, a pasisonate zoologist and member of the Rothschild family. Lord Rothschild described his giraffe following an expedition to East Africa in the early 1900s.
The Rothschild’s giraffe is sometimes also known as the Baringo giraffe or the Ugandan giraffe.he wild

Facts about the Rothschild Giraffe

In the Wild

IUCN: Endangered

The Rothschild’s Giraffe is one of the most endangered subspecies, with only a few hundred remaining in Kenya and Uganda as a result of mass deforestation.

You can help protect their wild homes by purchasing sustainable timber and paper products marked with the FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) logo.

So sad that this majestic and beautiful animal is on the verge of extinction.  It makes me angry when I see photos of young teenagers shooting any giraffes for that matter for sport.  Time to stop this barbaric practice.  Future generations will only know that these graceful creatures by photos.

Wellington Zoo

Animal Friend of the Week Challenge Logo-

I want to showcase our animal kingdom.  It runs from Tuesday New Zealand time and is weekly.  You can join in anytime at all over the week.  You can post your furry friends (babies), wild animals, birds, insects and butterflies.  Even reptiles are welcome.

Just use this logo and link back to this blog.

I look forward to seeing all the different animals around the world

Thanks for visiting.

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