Giraffe, as a species, is now listed under “Vulnerable” conservation status, but some subspecies are considered “Critically Endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).
It remains unclear whether the killed giraffe belonged to any rare subspecies.
In April 2019, the head of the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, Kitty Block, warned that the United States played a significant role in the threats to giraffes simply by allowing trophy hunters to enter the country with wild animal parts.
1. Ridiculous Excuse
In an email to news organizations, Talley defended her action by claiming that the giraffe she had killed in Africa in 2017 was 18 years old and therefore too old to breed.
Some people question whether the claim was valid and that it justified the killing.
Wild giraffes have a lifespan of about 25 years. They can mate any time of the year, and there does not seem to be the maximum age for mating for the male giraffe. For females, the entire age at the last parturition is 24 years old.