In 2010, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the world’s largest environmental network, added the Rothschild’s giraffe to its red list of endangered species. This action followed in the wake of the giraffe being driven from its native west African habitat.
Today, of the nine giraffe sub-species, the Rothschild’s is now the second most threatened, after the West African giraffe. There are now less than 670 Rothschild’s giraffes left in the wild. About 40 percent live in national parks or private land in Kenya, with the remaining population inhabiting Uganda.
The Giraffe Conservation Foundation seeks to protect all giraffe populations by identifying key threats to giraffes, promote conservation and provide a platform and forum for giraffe-related research.
Part of this mission involves establishing new herds in new areas.
Recently, eight endangered Rothschild’s giraffe were translocated back into their native range. In the video above, we show you Part 1 of this spectacular adventure.