Daisy II was named after the original Daisy Rothschild, who was hand-raised by Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville many years ago. Her last calf, Ibrahim, was born in October 2011. Helen, her daughter, was born right here in front of the manor in August 2009. She also had other calves like Frank, who was released in December 2008 into Lake Nakuru National Park at two years of age. The Leslie-Melvilles wrote a book about their experience with the first giraffe, ‘Raising Daisy Rothschild’, which became an international best-seller. The book helped raise money to move the last of the extremely endangered Rothschild’s herd to the safety of Kenya’s national parks. There have since been two more Daisys at the manor, and it is Daisy IV who remains with us today. She was born in August 2009 and is identifiable by her right ear which is missing its pointed tip.
Daisy’s room is approximately 24 square-metres in size and boasts wonderful westward views toward the Ngong Hills. It is one of the rooms at Giraffe Manor with a balcony from which you can feed the giraffes when they visit in the early morning looking for treats. The room can accommodate either a couple or two singles (it can be a double or a twin). The en-suite facilities consist of twin sinks and a spacious shower.