Kaoko is quite the social butterfly! On our recent survey of the Hoarusib riverbed, we were thrilled to spot her in the company of five other giraffe, including the familiar faces of Stub, Phyllis, and Rainy. As we watched them graze and interact with one another, we couldn’t help but marvel at the complex social dynamics of these magnificent creatures. Kaoko, in particular, seemed to relish her freedom to move about and mingle with different groups of friends at her leisure, embodying the spirit of giraffe “fission-fusion” society. It’s always a joy to witness such natural camaraderie in the wild.
About Giraffe Conservation Foundation
Every donation supports our work with local and international partners, affecting over 100 million acres of giraffe habitat.
The Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) is the only NGO in the world that concentrates solely on the conservation and management of giraffe in the wild throughout Africa. We are dedicated to securing a future for all giraffe populations in the wild.
Our conservation story started in Namibia, where we have studied several giraffe populations for over two decades now. Our findings have directly impacted the global understanding of giraffe and how best to save them. It was the GCF team that first realized that there are four different species of giraffe (and not only one as previously thought). Our pioneering work in Africa also led to global recognition of giraffe’s silent extinction on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
However, our work is not done—there is still so much to learn. It is only through better understanding that we can develop targeted, sustainable conservation strategies with the local people who share their space with wildlife to secure the long-term future of giraffe in Africa.
We envision a world where all giraffe can live wild and free within their historical ranges or habitats throughout Africa and are protected by the people around them.
Join us on our journey and help save giraffe today, before it’s too late tomorrow.