Giraffes are gentle giants.

Giraffes belong on the open African plains, safe from poachers and trophy huntersProtection under the Endangered Species Act would help the species survive and prevent unnecessary suffering.

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Giraffes are the tallest mammals on Earth.

Their distinctive long necks, which allow them to reach into the trees for leafy snacks, still aren’t quite long enough to reach the ground. The animals have to spread their front legs and bend awkwardly to take a drink of water.

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Did you know?

Female giraffes give birth standing up, which means their babies drop more than six feet to the ground. It clearly doesn’t damage them—most newborn giraffes are up and walking within an hour or two.

Scared yellow dog left out in the rain and mud

For every animal saved, countless others are still suffering. By stepping up for them, you can create a future where animals no longer have to suffer in puppy mills, factory farms, testing labs or other heartbreaking situations. Start saving lives today!

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