Dobby has been on quite the adventure lately, keeping us on our toes with back-to-back sightings. It appears that he has developed a fondness for the northern region of our survey area. After a long day of giraffe-spotting, we were thrilled to find him amidst a group of nine male companions. These seasoned subadults and majestic, fully-grown bulls were gathered, enjoying a leisurely evening snack while displaying fascinating social behaviors. The very next day, our luck continued as we spotted Dobby once again, not too far away. This time, he was accompanied by a few familiar faces from the previous day, but something special happened—several females graced the scene, accompanied by their adorable young calves. Our excitement soared as we counted a total of 13 giraffe in this captivating herd. And here’s a fun fact: Did you know that a group of giraffe can also be called a “tower”? It seems like a fitting name for these magnificent creatures!
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.