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In celebration of World Giraffe Day, we are thrilled to be sharing behind the scenes from Azi's latest drawing sketch of a precious Giraffe and the inspiration behind our new Wildlife Jewels® Giraffe Collection!
Stunningly beautiful Giraffes, the most gentle animals, the tallest mammal in the world, decorated with the most exquisitely beautiful and unique spots are in great danger and are racing towards extinction. With fewer than 68,000 mature individuals remaining in the wild, Giraffes have lost 40 percent of its population in just 30 years, because of poaching, hunting, wildlife trafficking, and habitat destruction.
Some amazing facts about Giraffes:
Giraffes are the tallest mammal in the world. They can grow up to 5.5 meters. Giraffes weight about 1,750 to 2,800 pounds.
Giraffes sleep only between 10 minutes and 2 hours per day.
Giraffes are all unique. Just like human fingerprints, no two giraffes have the same spots.
Giraffes in the wild usually live up to about 25 years.
Giraffes to run as fast as 35 miles an hour over short distances.
Rainwater Retention Device inspired by Giraffes (AskNature)
The power and flexibility of giraffe necks have inspired a new robot (IEEE)
giraffe spot distribution isn't random -- it's inherited genetically on the mother side. (ZME Science)
Baby Giraffes Get Their Spots From Mom- The distinctive patterns are inherited, according to new research that links spots to survival. (NationalGeographic)
SpotMini Robot Giraffe by Boston Dynamics.
Giraffes need our help:
With fewer than 68,000 mature individuals remaining in the wild, Giraffes have lost 40 percent of its population in just 30 years, because of poaching, hunting, wildlife trafficking, and habitat destruction. Giraffes are easily killed by poachers. Humans hunt giraffes for their hides, meat, and body parts. The international trade in giraffe parts — bone carvings, skins and trophies — puts additional pressure on these iconic animals. (Center for Biological Diversity)
U.S. hunters imported 3,744 dead Giraffes between 2006 and 2015.
Do you have any thoughts on how innovative technologies, new policies, or any other transformational strategies that can help save the Giraffe? We would love to hear from you. Contact Us!
The Wildlife Jewels® collection of fine art was founded in 2014 by Azi to raise awareness and to protect wildlife. The Wildlife Jewels® collection's mission is raise awareness for wildlife by sharing the magical beauty of wildlife through exquisite fine art and fashion while sharing stories of the wildlife that inspired each design.
"Look Deep into Nature and then you'll understand everything better" ~ Albert Einstein