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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Giraffes at Arusha National Park

While at Arusha National Park in Tanzania, we came across these two giraffes, a female in front and a male behind. You can tell as while both males and females have horns, the top of a female’s horn is completely covered in hair while the top of a male’s horn is not. After their numbers fell 40% in 30 years ("silent extinction"), giraffe conservation took a big step forward this year as they received enhanced protection under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Tanzania
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © G J