They May Give You Eyelash Envy

 
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Where to see them

Giraffe’s once ranged all over Africa but with habitats shrinking, human wildlife conflict, war and disease, giraffes are increasingly concentrated into specific reserves in East and Southern Africa.  If you’re wondering where to go in Africa to see them, better choose the kind of destination where they are famously abundant: Giraffe Manor in Kenya, a sanctuary for Rothschild giraffe’s, Etosha National Park, Namibia is classic giraffe country, Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania is so jam packed with giraffe that it’s affectionately known as Giraffic Park, and the Okavango Delta, Botswana, a freshwater wetland home to large numbers of giraffe.

 
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Fun Facts

Giraffe’s are the tallest living land mammal in the world, no two giraffes have the same coat pattern, female giraffes give birth standing up and their offspring can run within a few hour’s of being born, giraffe’s don’t drink much water maybe once every few days, getting most of their water from plants, adult giraffes rarely sleep, taking quick 5-20 minute naps at a time.

 
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How to help

Giraffe as a species have been listed as “Vulnerable”.  Giraffe are an important icon of Africa (and the world) and as such are a key tourism attraction and an economic draw for Africa.  Like many other wildlife in Africa, habitat loss, habitat degradation, coupled with human population growth and illegal hunting (poaching) have plummeted their numbers by 40% in the past three decades.

There are ways to help save Nature’s Skyscrapers, and below are some organizations that work tirelessly for them.

Homepage - African Fund for Endangered Wildlife - Giraffe Centre

The Giraffe Centre is the creation of the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (A.F.E.W. Kenya), a Kenyan non-profit organisation. Our main purpose is to educate Kenyan school children and youth on their country's wildlife and environment, as well as give local and international visitors an opportunity to come into close contact with the world's tallest species, the giraffe.

GCF Home - Giraffe Conservation Foundation

In its third consecutive year, GCF supported the Uganda Wildlife Authority to successfully translocate endangered Nubian giraffe. Read more about this conservation success story ...

International Animal Welfare and Conservation Charity

Born Free is an international charity organization. We protect wildlife. All wild animals, including endangered ones, have to be treated with compassion.

Giraffe Related Movies and Documentaries


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