Photo Credit: Ami Vitale
Saving Giraffes Movie

New National Geographic Wild Movie Highlights One of Our Key Projects!

We at Save Giraffes Now are delighted to announce the National Geographic film Saving Giraffes: The Long Journey Home is streaming now on DISNEY+!

Saving Giraffes: The Long Journey Home

Saving Giraffes is a National Geographic film about how Save Giraffes Now, The Ruko Conservancy, Northern Rangelands Trust and the Kenya Wildlife Service rescued nine endangered Rothchild’s giraffe from a sinking island in Lake Baringo and reintroduced them to the mainland after being extinct in the region for 70 years. The film tells the incredible story of how the Ruko community – two tribes previously at war – came together in peace to save these giraffe, and create a 44,000 acre wildlife conservancy.

We are so excited to share this film and this amazing conservation success story with you! We hope you enjoy it and continue to support Save Giraffes NOW and our efforts on the frontlines across Africa to protect giraffe.

Poster Photo by Ami Vitale

A Bold Operation to Save the Last Rothschild's Giraffe

In 2020, we launched an ambitious (and amphibious) plan with our partners to return Rothschild’s giraffe to the iconic Eastern Rift Valley, their ancestral home where they were wiped out 70 years ago.

After many months of planning and training, all 9 stranded giraffe – including new calf Noelle, born in December – were successfully moved to their new home at Ruko Community Conservancy in early 2021. 

Learn more about the Ruko Rescue Project


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