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Rare twin giraffes born in Kenya – Science-Environment News – Report by AFR

Rare twins of a Maasai giraffe in Nairobi National Park have been born, Kenya’s wildlife minister said on Tuesday.

“This is an extremely rare occurrence,” Najib Balala said on Twitter in a post that was accompanied by a picture of the mother watching over her offspring.

The world’s largest species was listed as “Critically Endangered” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s 2016 Red List of Threatened Wildlife.

According to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, only about 117,000 giraffes remain in the wild. The gentle, long-necked giant’s numbers in Africa have dropped 30 percent over the past 30 years, in what’s been described as a “silent extinction.”

Kenya is home to three subspecies of the giraffe, the Maasai, the reticulated giraffe and the Rothschild.

Located just seven kilometers from the heart of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi National Park is a tourist magnet for its wildlife, including lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalo grazing against a backdrop of distant skyscrapers.

At 15 months, giraffes have one of the longest gestation periods of any mammal. They give birth standing up, which means their calves drop nearly two meters (six feet) to the ground.

This amazing introduction to life gets you up and running in under an hour. A newborn calf is larger than the average adult human.

Only a handful of twin births have been documented worldwide, most of them not surviving.

In the wild, giraffes can live up to 25 years, while in captivity they can survive for more than 35 years.

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