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Giraffe “kissing” at Nairobi Giraffe Center

Giraffe Center Video

What is the Giraffe Center?

The Giraffe Center situated in Nairobi’s Langata suburb results from a Kenyan conservation organization, the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (A.F.E.W. Kenya).

Its aim is to educate Kenyan school kids about their wildlife and environment, and to give local and international visitors an opportunity to get close encounters with a wild animal by feeding the world’s tallest species, the giraffe! 🙂

When Was it Founded?

AFEW Kenya was founded in 1979 by Jock Leslie-Melvile, a Kenyan citizen of British descent whose great vision saw a need for both an educational facility as well as a place to rescue the endangered Rothschild giraffe.

At the time, there were only 120 individuals left on an 18,000 acre ranch in Western Kenya scheduled to be dismantled. Today however, there are over 300 Rothschild giraffes, all safe and breeding well in various locations around the country.

Giraffe Center Activities

– Feeding the giraffes.

– Breakfast with the giraffes at the Giraffe Manor (right next door).

– The Giraffe Center Nature Trail.

– Children’s Ecology Trips Programme.

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