It was a joyous reunion as we crossed paths with Eros once again. Having followed him for years, we are aware that Eros has surpassed the remarkable age of 22, solidifying his status as one of Namibia’s eldest bulls on record. Time has left its gentle mark on him, evidenced by his gray ossicones (horns) and fading patches. However, age hasn’t diminished his spirit, as he remains sprightly, relishing the delectable Ana tree pods and skillfully navigating the occasional river flooding to keep his hooves dry. Eros serves as a testament to resilience and the ability to savor life’s pleasures, even as the years gracefully advance.
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.