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Africa's wild giraffes are in danger of going extinct. As if 2016 couldn't get any worse.


The clock is ticking for Africa's wild giraffe population.

According to a report released Thursday, giraffes are in danger of becoming extinct. Population numbers have plummeted from 155,000 to 97,000 over 30 years.

As a result, giraffes have moved from Least Concern to Vulnerable on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's "red list" of threatened species.

The report finds habitat loss, civil unrest and illegal hunting are to blame for the decline.

One biologist told the BBC there is no single cause for the decline.

This person suggests humans are to blame, because let's be real...

The report also found a new species of birds is also in danger of extinction.

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