Dec 31, 2020
Wildlife biologist and president of the conservation organization, Save Giraffes Now, David O'Connor returns with the real life account of a recent rescue of endangered giraffes stranded on an island in Kenya as lake waters continue to rise. With support of Save Giraffes Now, its international partners, and the local community united in its concern for this group of animals, the team was able to safely and successfully coax two of about a half-dozen Rothschild's giraffes onto a barge which was then towed to a nearby protected conservancy. Depending upon the travel obstacles posed by COVID-19, David and the team plan to reconvene in Kenya in early 2021 to rescue the remaining adults, plus an additional "castaway" born in recent weeks!
That Sounds Wild: Shoebill. Dallas World Aquarium.