Before They Are Gone
According to National Geographic The Maasai Giraffe have decreased fifty percent in the last thirty years. This is staggering. These remarkable creatures can't disappear. A giraffe's head and neck weigh 500 pounds- a human head weighs about eight. They stand eighteen feet tall, the tallest land mammal. They have prehensile tongues, they sleep only five minutes at a time and they hum to each other at night, all night. They are very interactive with each other and with people, and although I would have guessed, I had no idea how smart they are. Our tour guide spoke to "Kubwa" and he responded to her casual vocal commands. If you look closely at the photo you can see he is wrapping his mouth around my hand, and he did it ever so gently. Consider supporting Giraffe Conservation Foundation or even the San Diego Wild Animal Safari Park. We cannot let these amazing animals disappear.
San Diego Wild Animal Safari Park