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Save Giraffes Now President featured on NPR’s Science Friday

Science Friday || For the past several months, a daring and unprecedented rescue mission has been underway in western Kenya. Local conservationists have been slowly puzzling out how to ferry nine stranded giraffes trapped on a flooded peninsula back to the mainland. The team rescued the most vulnerable first by sedating...

In The Press: Another giraffe floated to safety from island, in fourth successful rescue by Save Giraffes Now partners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Continuing the ongoing and complex rescue of giraffe from their flooded Kenyan island, partners of U.S.-based nonprofit Save Giraffes Now today floated another endangered Rothschild’s giraffe to safety on World Wildlife Day. The team successfully moved female giraffe Awala from her small island, which has been...

The Great Kenyan Giraffe Rescue

Atlas Obscura || It took a custom-built barge and a whole lot of patience to get these rare animals off a shrinking island. On a sunny day at Kenya’s Lake Baringo, a barge floated gently by. Its main passenger calmly munched on his favorite snack of acacia seed pods. At...


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