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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-09-09 11:29 AM
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Niger's giraffes stage a comeback (BBC)
By Martin Plaut
BBC Africa analyst

The giraffe population of Niger, which was on the verge of extinction just 10 years ago, is now on the rise and moving into new habitats.

From a herd of 50 animals, careful conservation supported by Niger's government has seen their numbers rise to around 200.

Once, thousands of giraffes roamed across tracts of West Africa from the deserts of Chad to the Atlantic coast.

They are a specific sub-species of giraffe that only inhabit the region.

These endangered animals are now only to be found in a tiny area close to Niger's capital, Niamey.
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more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8349712.stm
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-09-09 11:34 AM
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1. Wonderful news. Giraffes are my must-see zoo animals--just love them.
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