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Boots on the Ground: A Conversation with David O’Connor

Happy World Giraffe Day. In this episode I talk with Save Giraffes Now President, David O’Connor. We dive into the world of Giraffes, and their conservation. He also takes us through the translocation exercise of Nine Rothschild Giraffes from the flooded Lake Baringo peninsula in Kenya where the giraffes called...

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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