National Geographic Overheard Podcast

Giraffes on a Boat: It sounds like the start of a bad joke: How do you move eight giraffes--including a newborn calf--off an island in Africa's Western Rift Valley? Answer: It isn't easy, and it involves a boat, blindfolds, and earmuffs. We follow conversationalist David O'Connor on an epic (and...

Last Two Giraffes Rescued From a Disappearing Island in Kenya

Smithsonian Magazine || On April 12, wildlife authorities and conservationists completed a tall task: ferrying the final two giraffes off of a sinking island in Lake Baringo, Kenya, George Dvorsky reports for Gizmodo. For many years, Rothschild’s giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi) have lived on a peninsula in the lake. The...

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