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Sequencing reveals there are four distinct giraffe species, not one as previously thought

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" -- From "I Spy Animals" -- Eight giraffe species, in addition to the Reticulated giraffe, the one that's most familiar to us (click through to see that one).

Surprise! There are four giraffe species, not just one

Surprise! There are four giraffe species, not just one

4 different species of giraffes! Nubian giraffes are seen in Murchison Falls, Uganda in this undated handout picture. Courtesy Julian Fennessy/Handout via REUTERS

We Thought There Was One Giraffe Species—But There Are Four

We Thought There Was One Giraffe Species—But There Are Four

A new study reveals we still don’t know everything about giraffes—and what we don’t know could entirely change how conservationists protect them.  Currently, giraffes are all know as species Giraffa camelopardalis, and up to 11 sub-species are recognized, including the Nubian giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis camelopardalis). But skin biopsies on 190 giraffes from all around Africa revealed that they are about as genetically distinct as a polar bear is from a black bear,

There Are Four Giraffe Species—Not Just One

Smithsonian Magazine: There are four giraffe species—not just one

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The. most endangered species of all, giraffe's have a high adorability factor, especially the babies.  Good luck, little kid.

most endangered species of all, giraffe's have a high adorability factor, especially the babies. Good luck, little kid.

Help giraffe species be upgraded to Endangered and step up conservation efforts.

According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), giraffe populations have declined by since Giraffes are now listed as a “vulnerable” species, but are not classified as “endangered.” signatures on petition)

How many giraffe species are there really?

How Many Giraffe Species Are There Really?

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21 Things You Didn’t Know About Giraffes

Scientists Have Only Just Discovered That There Are Four Different Giraffe Species

Scientists Have Only Just Discovered That There Are Four Different Giraffe Species

A new DNA analysis shows that there are at least four distinct species of giraffe. Experts say that means they're more at risk than we realised.

"Angolan giraffes -- now identified as the southern giraffe species -- in northwest Namibia. The Angolan subspecies was described in 1903 and there are an estimated 13000 individuals in the wild." Photo credit: Julian Fennessy Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) [800 x 1204] [OS]

Male and calves Credit: Julian Fennessy/GCF Angolan giraffes — now identified as the southern giraffe species — in northwest Namibia. The Angolan subspecies was described in and there are an estimated individuals in the wild.

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