World Giraffe Day

The longest day or night, 21 June 2016, will celebrate the tallest terrestrial mammal in the world with the theme ‘Putting people at the centre of giraffe conservation’ highlighting the importance of those people who live with giraffe in Africa.

Giraffe populations across the African continent face different challenges that require unique approaches to securing their future. Namibia faced local extinction of giraffes in Zambezi region, but due to the communal conservation programme and the re-introduction through translocation by MET, the giraffe population in the region is now thriving.

For World Giraffe Day 2016, the Giraffe Conservation Foundation is launching two major fundraising awareness campaigns for Kenya and Namibia. For more information, visit the World Giraffe Day website and stick your neck out for conservation.

Did you know? A giraffe’s spots are much like human fingerprints. No two individual giraffes have exactly the same pattern.

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