On the afternoon of 29th November 2021, one of our ranger patrols took a rather unique turn: Instead of chasing down poachers and following up leads on illegal activities, the team were diligently shadowing a baby giraffe!
Earlier that day, we had received reports of a tiny giraffe who was (rather unsuccessfully) trying to pass herself off as a zebra. There were no other giraffes in the area, and as her survival instincts kicked in, she latched onto a passing herd of zebras. All signs indicated that she was an orphan, but to be absolutely certain, our SWT/KWS Burra Anti-Poaching Team was put on her trail.
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5 months old
29 November 2021
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo East NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
20 November 2021
Age at Rescue
1 week old (approx)
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