They’re tall, graceful and gentle, and today – May 10, 2016 – is Texas Giraffe Day.
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch launched a new web page to highlight Texas Giraffe Day and the issues they face in the wild. Check in for daily facts about giraffes all month long.
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Giraffes silent threat of extinction
The day, part of a Texas House of Representatives resolution, was initiated by Rep. Doug Miller to commemorate the birth of rare twin giraffes born at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch. It also serves as an opportunity to educate about the giraffe’s plight in the world. More than half of the wild population of giraffes has been lost in the last 15 years alone. In the last 40 years, more than 400,000 have been lost.
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, which uses its facility to help educate visitors about the giraffe’s plight, biology and care, has also launched a new website that continues in those efforts.
Learning more about the giraffes is the first step toward helping them.