Sunday, June 26, 2016

World Giraffe Day!

I took these photos of a pair of young giraffes at the Cape May County Zoo in Cape May Courthouse, New Jersey. Adorable, right? 
 World Giraffe Day was this past week on June 21st. You will recognize that date as the spring equinox and the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. The Giraffe Conservation Foundation, GCF, picked that day to celebrate giraffes, the animals with the longest necks, and to bring attention to the problems of protecting wild giraffe populations; the GCF works to preserve giraffe habitat and to identify and mitigate threats to them. And they raise money to conserve and manage giraffes across Africa.

Don't worry if you missed World Giraffe Day or didn't know about it; it started in 2015 so this is only the second one. You'll be ready for next year. Click here for Giraffe Day attire recommendation.

Click here for the World Giraffe Day Facebook page. 

Click here to read about giraffe conservation on the GCF webpage. 

Click on the photos to enlarge. 

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