Amidst our most recent survey trip in the captivating Hoanib riverbed, our excitement soared as we spotted Ninja once again! To our delight, Ninja was accompanied by a bachelor group consisting of two other males, including the extraordinary Cliff, who was born with a cleft palate, and the young sub-adult Ailly. As we observed the trio enjoying their morning breakfast, their nonchalant demeanor in our presence made it all the more enjoyable to closely watch them and capture their photos. While we had hoped that Ninja would gradually grow accustomed to the attention, it remained his usual preference to play hide-and-seek behind his breakfast, adding an element of mystery to our encounter
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.