Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Where are the giraffes?

Occasionally, I wax personal here.  In September we are going to Zambia (google it!).  We will be out walking with the critters - lions and other big cats, elephants, hippos, giraffes, ... Here is a map of Africa showing ranges of various sub-species of giraffe.  The little purple splotch is in Zambia where we will be, hopefully, out walking with the giraffes.  

I bother you with this map for another reason.  In the absence of a map of the giraffe's ranges 100, 200, 300 years ago, I find it disturbing that the areas of the map WITHOUT giraffes is so large.  Where did they go?  (If you have or can link to such a map showing changes in giraffe ranges, let me know and I will post it.)

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