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                                                           Did you know that there are less than 700 Rothschild's Giraffes left in the world? The Rothschild's Giraffe is one of the top ten most endangered animals in Africa. 
    The Rothschild's Giraffe is a very unique animal. It has light brown patches with creamy lines in between. The unique part about this animal is that they have no markings on their lhttp://www.governorscamp.com/sites/default/files/uploads/loldia%20rothschild%20giraffe%20-%20tickle%20family%20_medium.jpgegs. They are completely white, unlike any other giraffe species. The markings on their bodies are similar to the markings of a leopard. The Rothschild's Giraffe can weigh up to 2,500 pounds, and can grow to be an amazing 20 feet tall! They have powerful tongues that can grow to be 18-20 inches long. 
    There are many interesting behaviors connected to the Rothschild's Giraffe. They normally live in small herds. The males and females live seperate, but remain in the same proximity to each other. Another behavior is that the males battle for mating. These battles are becoming more frequent because this species can mate all year long. The Rothschild's Giraffe is only hostile when it feels threatened. Other than that, they are very tolerant of other animals.  
    There are many reasons why this amazing animal is endangered. The biggest problem is poaching. Thrill seeking hunters re willing to pay a lot  of money to go on a guided hunt for the Rothschild's Giraffe. Another reason why it is endangered is predators. predators of he Rothschild's Giraffe include hyenas, lions, crocodiles, and leapords. One last reason why the Rothschild's Giraffe is endangered is because they are mating with other species, and scientists are trying to stop that, so the population grows, and doesn'y decrease. 
    In conclusion, there are many conservation gruops trying to bring the population of the Rothschild's Giraffe up, but with no prevail. This unbelievable animal is on the verge of being categorized as critcally endangered becuse of poaching, predators, and mating with other species. The problem just keeps getting worse.