Once a diverse group that was found through Africa and Asia, there are only 2 species most people would recognize, that survived to the modern age. These are the Giraffe and Okapi, though in actual fact, there are actually 4 different species of giraffe that survive (as well as the 8 subspecies.
The living Giraffe species are:
It should be noted that the IUCN does not recognize the multiple species, however, the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), together with its partner Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), has performed the first-ever comprehensive DNA sampling and analysis (genomic, nuclear and mitochondrial) of all major natural populations of giraffe throughout their range in Africa. As a result, the layout of the species and subspecies that I have given has been recognized.
Please note that the general news below is all of the news about all species of giraffe. To see any posts about Okapi, visit the Okapi page by clicking on it above.
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