Factors Affecting the Survival of Giraffe in Ethiopia

Giraffe are social animals and non-territorial and tend to live in a small group. In Ethiopia there are two species of giraffe; the Nubian giraffe (giraffe camelopardalis) and Reticulated giraffe (giraffa reticulated) occur in southern low lands, east of Omo river including the Mago National Park, Borena and Ogden area. Giraffe populations in Ethiopia diminished over the past century in diversity, density and distribution as a result of illegal hunting, habitat degradation, civil war and unrest, the absence of a comprehensive land-use plan, lack of comprehensive research, the impact of skin disease in giraffe population and land degradation due to overgrazing. This review discusses the different physical and biological factors that leads to the declining giraffe population in Ethiopia.

Publish DateOctober 14, 2021
Last UpdatedOctober 14, 2021
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