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It sounds like the start of a bad joke: How do you move eight giraffes—including a newborn calf—off an island in Africa’s Western Rift Valley? Answer: It isn’t easy, and it involves a boat, blindfolds, and earmuffs. We follow conservationist David O’Connor on an epic (and awkward) journey to save these endangered animals.
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To learn more about David O’Connor’s conservation work, check out his organization, Save Giraffes Now.
You can also read up on how scientists are trying to prevent giraffes from going extinct.
Subscribers can also see what the “giraft” looked like and read more about the giraffe rescue from Lake Baringo.
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