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Giraffes Could Be Joining the Endangered Species List

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If you're a fan of giraffes, you may have heard reports that the long-necked animal's population has been declining in recent years. But as the giraffe's numbers continue to dive, officials at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last week that they are considering adding giraffes to the endangered species list. 

As reported by CNN, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it was officially launching a detailed investigation to determine if giraffes should be named an endangered species. The agency made the announcement in a document on the website regulations.gov, which shares information on the development of the U.S. government's Federal regulations. As the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service explained in the document, officials at the agency have decided to conduct the investigation in response to several petitions demanding that giraffes be added to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.