Year of the Giraffe
On the heels of the wildly successful Year of the Cheetah, The Living Desert is standing tall this season as we celebrate the ‘Year of the Giraffe’. This year-long commitment by The Living Desert will include giraffe-themed events and campaigns, beginning October 1, 2017, to raise awareness about the plight of the giraffe and inspire conservation action to help save them.
In the midst of a silent extinction, there are fewer than 98,000 giraffe in the wild. And, you are invited to #standtallforgiraffe and join the efforts to help #savethegiraffe!
LIVE feed from the Savannah habitat entrance.
PROCEEDS FROM YEAR OF THE GIRAFFE EVENTS HELP FUND EFFORTS TO KEEP THEM FROM EXTINCTION. THE LIVING DESERT WILL BE SUPPORTING THE FOLLOWING GIRAFFE CONSERVATION PROGRAMS:
The Living Desert’s Year of the Giraffe conservation action plan includes supporting two distinct projects in Africa. The first project is the Giraffe Conservation Foundations’ Conserving Namibia’s Desert-Dwelling Angolan Giraffe project, which is the first long-term ecological monitoring effort focused on desert-dwelling giraffe in Namibia. The second project is Wild Nature Institute’s Celebrating Africa’s Giants: Environmental Education for Conservation of Giraffes, Elephants, and Rhinoceroses, which provides an environmental mobile education program that reaches over 5,000 school children per year in Tanzania. As part of the zoo’s continued commitment to giraffe conservation The Living Desert’s Director of Education, Mike Chedester, recently returned from Tanzania with the Wild Nature Institute where he helped implement the environmental education programming