It’s a special time of year for mums all over the world, and all of us at Giraffe Manor are particularly excited for Mother’s Day this March. Before we tell you why, it’s important to know that the number of giraffes across the continent has fallen by 40% in the last three decades. The Rothschild’s giraffes found in Kenya are particularly endangered with their populations having dropped by 80-90%. Our beautiful and charismatic giants here at the Manor are, sadly, much more endangered than elephants, rhinos and lions. This is why it is even more special for us to have mothers giving birth to healthy calves who will go on to help wild populations grow year by year.
Our incredible giraffe mothers – Betty, Kelly, Daisy and Stacey – have given birth to a total of five calves in the past two years. We are excited to share that four out of five of these gangly new additions have now been officially named.