Sticking our necks out for giraffe conservation

23 June 2014

The longest neck, celebrated on the longest day!

Blair Drummond Safari opened its doors to giraffe enthusiasts all over the UK on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd June for the first ever World Giraffe Day initiated by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. Collectively this cause aimed to raise funds and awareness for giraffes worldwide and many animal collections have taken this opportunity to help the cause. The Giraffe Conservation Foundation is highly dedicated to preserving and replenishing populations of all species and sub species of wild giraffes in Africa. Members of this foundation worldwide are involved in promoting the foundation and improving education in zoos and other collections all over the globe to reach their goals.

Blair Drummond Safari Park is currently the home of five female giraffes who are adored by thousands of visitors each year (and not to mention their devoted keepers). This year, for the first time ever, the Giraffe Conservation Foundation have developed the idea of World Giraffe Day for which Blair Drummond Safari Park decided to get involved in educating their visitors and collecting funds raising over £150 for the charity. A number of different activities were made available on the day including touch tables, enrichment workshops, a raffle, a “guess the amount of poos in the jar” game and a meet and greet with the keeper. Visitors gave generously and some have been rewarded by winning prizes such as a VIP giraffe encounter. There are a lot of reasons we should be conserving the status of these beautiful creatures and Blair Drummond would like to personally thank everyone who came along and made the weekend such a big success. For more information on World Giraffe Day, click the GCF website at: www.giraffeconservation.org

 

Check out our visitors building giraffe feeders.