18 January 2024: Coffee Bean

Most importantly, he is ok!

What a shock when we spotted Coffee Bean recently in the dry Hoanib Riverbed – in the company of a male lion!

After stalking Coffee Bean for a while, he went for the attack. And while he initially got a good hold of Coffee Bean’s tail, the brave giraffe managed to fight him of. What a hero! We were cheering for him all the way of course.

In recent years, lion have returned to the wilderness of Northwestern Namibia. It is a great indicator for the conservation success of the Namibian Community-Based Natural Resource Management Program, but it may just be bad news for some of the other animals living in the area. But this is nature … cruel at times.

Let’s hope that this lion has realised that giraffe might just be too big a target for him.

And just to assure all of you proud adoptive parents, check out the image below: Coffee Bean is recovering in the shade from his ordeal as we found him a few hours later. You definitely adopted a very resilient giraffe. What a guy!

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Jeff
Jeff
1 month ago

Way to go Coffee Bean! That lion picked the wrong raffie to pick a fight with!!

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1 month ago

That’s my boy! I would adopt him over and over again.

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1 month ago

Eye of the Tiger, keep rocking, Coffee Bean!

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1 month ago

Eye of the Tiger, keep rocking Coffee Bean

Margot Barry
Margot Barry
1 month ago

i love you coffee bean
love your child friend Margot

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