Luckily this time it was not too long between sightings and we came across Cliff again. In this face-on image, you can clearly see his split face, which has given him his name. He is still very pale. It will be interesting to monitor his colouration over time. Most people think that giraffe bulls get darker with age, and while this is true for some animals, this is clearly not the case for every giraffe as you can see here by the example of Cliff. What we do see though is a change in colouration over time. Stay tuned for our next encounter with Cliff and let’s see what happens …
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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.
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