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Our Visit to the Giraffe Center in Nairobi


STOP KILLING GIRAFFES FOR TROPHY HUNTING

We went to the Giraffe center, also known as The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya (A.F.E.W Kenya Ltd, which is about 20 minutes away from downtown Nairobi. We paid 700 ksh to get in (2010). The big attraction is the Rothschild Giraffes a rare sub-specie.
I think it'a bit expansive for what you get. The elephant orphanage is more interesting and much cheaper. The fun part of this facility is you get to feed the girafes. I tried over and over to hold food in my mouth and have the girafes to eat it.

There is also a place where you can go for a a nature walk and if you are lucky you can get close to the tallest animal on earth you can also do some bird-viewing.
You can also listen toa lecture on conservation, watch wildlife films and more.
Check out also Our Visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's Orphan's Project in Nairobi an elephant sanctuary (January 2010)

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Rothschild Giraffe
Rothschild Giraffe

Tara feeding the giraffe
feeding the Giraffe by hand
feeding the Giraffe by hand


Running speed (upto 55km/per hour)
Running speed (upto 55km/per hour)

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giraffes' main deffence is their keen eyesight
Giraffes' main deffence is their keen eyesight
There are 8 distinct sub-species of Giraffes in Africa
there are 8 distinct sub-species of Giraffes in Africa
Giraffe reaching for food
Giraffe reaching for food
Giraffe have powerful kicks, no worries here
Giraffe have powerful kicks, no worries here