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08 11/08/2010

Rothschild’s giraffe declared ‘endangered’

Following the news that the IUCN (the International Union for the Conservation of Nature) has declared Rothschild’s giraffes as ‘endangered’, Chester Zoo’s Conservation Officer, Scott Wilson, comments: “It is always sad to see another species join the ‘red list’ but this status will have a knock-on effect in terms of awareness and hopefully highlight to the world that this species is in serious danger of extinction. Several conservation projects have been and will continue to work tirelessly to help this magnificent species.”

Today this sub species of giraffe can be found in Kenya and Uganda. The Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) is actively supporting the Rothschild's Giraffe Project as well as other giraffe research across Africa. Chester Zoo supports this conservation activity.

For more information on the foundation’s efforts, please visit www.giraffeconservation.org or www.girafferesearch.com

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