A little protection over here, please?

How America Can Help Save a Non-American Species: The Mighty Giraffe

Giraffes aren't native to the U.S. But listing them as an endangered species could offer them much-needed protection

Rothschild’s giraffes typically have five nubby horns, or ossicones, instead of the usual two.

To Save Giraffes, We May Need to Put Our Necks Out

With populations plummeting, researchers race to understand a beloved but enigmatic animal

Giraffes Silently Slip Onto the Endangered Species List

Years of habitat destruction and poaching have reduced giraffe numbers by 30 percent, placing them in the vulnerable category for the first time

What kept giraffes apart so long that they developed into separate species?

There Are Four Giraffe Species—Not Just One

The downside to this revelation: several of the new species are critically endangered

Giraffes make their way across the Mara River. Whether they’re ambling or galloping, giraffes maintain balance by moving their necks in synchrony with their legs.

What Elephants, Zebras and Lions Do When They Think No One's Watching

The stunning results when a photographer uses remote cameras to capture Africa's great beasts

Omo hanging with her herd

Rare White Giraffe Survived Her First Year

The 15-month old calf has so far survived possible predation from lions, leopards, hyenas and human poachers

How the Giraffe Got Its Long Neck: It Happened in Spurts

New fossils resolve this lengthy debate

Giraffes Spend Their Nights Quietly, Constantly Humming

Not so silent after all

A page from my own calendar, with a photo of giraffes taken at Tarongo Zoo in Sydney, Australia

Should You Buy a Wildlife Calendar?

Not all photographers are ethical about where they shoot their photos

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