The Nature of Things Giraffes: The Forgotten Giants

The Nature of Things Giraffes: The Forgotten Giants

What many people do not realize about giraffes is that these iconic creatures of wild Africa, with their long necks, cinnamon spotted coats, flirty lashes and loping gait are disappearing at an alarming rate. Two hundred years ago there were a million giraffes, in 2000 there were 140,000 roaming Africa’s plains. Now, 15 years later, their numbers have plummeted to less than 80,000. This documentary delves into the reasons behind this “silent extinction” and introduces us to the scientists, and biologists who are making remarkable headway gathering new information in labs, universities and in the field, that may stave off their decline.

  • 2015
  • 00:44:26
  • 13-14
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Giraffe [LCSH] Giraffe -- Conservation [LCSH] Animal behavior [LCSH] Animal welfare [LCSH] Science [LCSH] Biology [LCSH]
David T. Suzuki (Host), Mark Johnston (Director), Amanda Handy (Producer)
Closed captioning
MARC Record
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