INSIDE THE GIRAFFE BARN
Thanks for watching these past two years! As young giraffe Misawa moves to another accredited zoo to start his own family as part of the Species Survival Plan conservation breeding program, we will soon retire this camera.
We'll be upgrading equipment and debuting new web cams soon. More to come!
Protecting giraffes in the wild
With their towering height and big, wide-set searching eyes, giraffes act as the lookout for savanna wildlife in their native Africa. But now it’s our turn to look out for them. The population of giraffes has declined by more than 40% over the past 15 years with current estimates of only 80,000 individuals remaining in Africa. Among the nine subspecies of giraffes, the West African and Rothschild’s are endangered, with fewer than 200 and more than 500, respectively, remaining in the wild. Giraffes face a number of threats including poaching, habitat loss in their feeding ranges, and the soaring human population growth.
People can help preserve these towering animals and their wild places by taking action at home in their everyday lives. Discover a variety of steps to take at home and the workplace that positively impact our planet.
Adopt a giraffe
You can also directly fund the care of giraffes and other animals at the zoo by becoming a giraffe ZooParent today, and $5 of your adoption will go straight to our field conservation efforts around the world.