A zoo in Tennessee celebrated the birth of a rare spotless giraffe, but its lack of patches could harm its chances of survival.
"Fifty years from now, will there be Masai giraffes? I don't know. I think it's a 50/50 proposition," Douglas Cavener, who has published a new study on the risks facing the species, told Live Science.
Giraffes don't go into heat, don't have a breeding season and don't make mating calls. So how do giraffes know when it's the right time for love?
A months-long rescue operation transported the last of nine stranded giraffes to their new home in a mainland sanctuary.
After two dead giraffes were discovered in a South African nature reserve, scientists determined that the animals had been struck by lightning.
A rare white giraffe and her 7-month-old calf were found slaughtered in a nature conservancy in Kenya this week. There may be just one more white giraffe left on Earth.
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