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Endangered African Species: Kordofan Giraffe

Animal

Kordofan giraffe is a subspecies of giraffe that lives in Africa. It inhabits Chad, Cameroon and Sudan. There is a place named Kordofan in the central area of Sudan, but it was named after this place. This giraffe has been declining in the wild in recent years and is threatened with extinction. Kordofan giraffe skin is used for luxury goods, and Kordofan giraffe meat has been hunted because it is edible for weeks.

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Habitat

The habitat of Kordofan giraffe is in central Africa such as Chad, Cameroon and Sudan.

Characteristic

Kordofan giraffe is a little shorter than other giraffes and is 3-4m long. The spots on Kordofan giraffe are thin. Kordofan giraffe was previously said to be the same species as Nigerian giraffe, but is now known to be a different species. The giraffe is always walking leisurely, but when the enemy approaches, it runs away in a hurry. The speed at that time reaches 55 km / h. Giraffes are very social animals and live in groups of about 5-10 heads.

Ecology

Kordofan giraffe, like other giraffes, is a herbivorous food that lives on grass. The breeding form of the giraffe is embryo. The gestation period is about 450 days, and one can be born at a time. Newborn children live with their parents for some time. Lifespan is said to be 30-40 years in the wild.

Endangered species

Kordofan giraffe is currently endangered. It is a giraffe that is said to have a high possibility of extinction among giraffes. Kordofan giraffe has been overfished by humans because its skin can be used as an ornament and its meat is edible. The current estimated survival number of Kordofan giraffe is around 2000. In Chad and others, giraffes are moved to national parks to protect them in order to protect them. Currently, conservation activities are being actively carried out in the countries of Central Africa.

Breeding

Kordofan giraffe is an endangered species and is quite difficult for the general public to breed. Watch at the zoo or head to Central Africa.

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