Jack Nord: August 2016
During his three months of volunteering with the Karibuni children's charity, Jack Nord took time off one Saturday to visit a giraffe sanctuary. And the Rothchilds? Read Jack's blog...
"The plan for Saturday was to go to the giraffe sanctuary in Nairobi. This is something I particularly wanted because of the enormous number of recommendations I received for it. The drive was longer than expected, partly due to the fact that I'm still not used to cities, and partly due to Nairobi traffic.
Still when we got there I was amazed, since I've never had the chance to see a giraffe so close never mind touching one! We started off by feeding them followed by a talk and more feeding. I was still surprised by how big they managed to get, even knowing that they are giraffes. I don't think that's too surprising though, since their heads are half as tall as me.
I wish I could say I was shocked to find out that the Rothschild name is here too, but it turns out that one of the subspecies of giraffe was named after the family. I really wish I was surprised. Still, the conservation efforts of the sanctuary are incredible, bringing the number of Rothschild giraffes from 120 in the early 70s to 300 today. We were told about the cooperation of giraffes and warthogs in which the warthogs stay close to giraffes because giraffes can see lions further away, and giraffes stay close to warthogs because lions prefer to eat warthog to giraffe. Plus warthogs have such small brains that they can't even remember their children."
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