Today’s 🚨endangered species highlight 🚨 is the Rothchild’s Giraffe: The Rothchild’s is a subspecies of the giraffe. It is one of the most endangered distinct populations of giraffe, with 1225-1600 individuals estimated in the wild. Often referred to as the “Silent Extinction” giraffes are disappearing at an alarming rate.
The giraffe is the world’s tallest land mammal and the Rothschild giraffe is one of the tallest subspecies, growing up to 6m tall. Its colouring is unique compared to other giraffes as their markings stop half way down their legs. They are also the only giraffe that has 5 ossicones (horn-like growths) on their heads.
Giraffes live in small herds with males and females living separately outside of the breeding season. Females give birth to a single calf after a gestation period of around 15 months.
Giraffes are herbivores. They have an impressive 45cm long tongue which, together with their long neck, helps them to reach and pull down the branches of tall trees. Their diet includes leaves, stems flowers and fruit. Males can eat up to 130kg of leaves in a day.
Habitat loss – deforestation, land use conversion (mainly for agriculture), human population growth
Poaching – Trophy hunting, illegal hunting for meat and hide. These animals are in desperate need of help. Please do some research into reputable sources that are working hard to make a difference. DM me for some options. #rothchildsgiraffe#giraffe#endangeredspecies#silentextinction#savethegiraffes @jo.sherwood12 @lana.french.7 @steveadamgallery @giraffe_conservation @pedaling_against_poaching_mn @traillarva @helpingrhinos @naturalist3 @sandravdploegdrf @naturemama77 @outofafricapark @courtlpalmer @rellybird20 @swellllls @copetes537
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🦏 The name rhinoceros means 'nose horn' and is often shortened to rhino. Rhinoceros are herbivores (plant eaters). A group of rhinos is called "CRASH”. Modern rhinos are significantly smaller however scientists said ancient rhinoceros that roamed the Earth 30 million years ago, stood over 16 feet tall. Rhino will say “MMWONK” when they are happy. Male black rhinos are particularly aggressive in their pursuit of a mate, and the rate of "mortal combat" among these horned lovers is higher than any other mammal on the planet. About half of males and 30 percent of females die from injuries sustained while fighting.
Rhinoceros are killed by some humans for their horns, which are bought and sold on the black market, and used by some cultures for ornaments or traditional medicine. East Asia, specifically Vietnam, is the largest market for rhino horns. By weight, rhino horns cost as much as gold on the black market. People grind up the horns and consume them, believing the dust has therapeutic properties. The horns are made of keratin, the same type of protein that makes up hair and fingernails.Both African species and the Sumatran rhinoceros have two horns, while the Indian and Javan rhinoceros have a single horn. The IUCN Red List identifies the Black, Javan, and Sumatran rhinoceros as critically endangered. #rhino#animal#wildlife#safari#windhoek#africa#namibia#wildlife#pictures#wildlifephotography#photography#nationalgeographic#endangeredspecies#animallovers#collaboration#iucn#wildlifecare#saveanimals#animalplanet#rhinoceros