Contact
Streaming
Map
 
Enriching lives

Feeding The Rothchilds

Home » News » Feeding Rothchilds

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."

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

AMC Macmillan coffee am
Posted: Thu 20 Sep 5:00am

Next Friday, 28 September between 10am and 12noon, we will once again take part in the Macmillan Cancer Support World's Biggest Coffee Morning. Please join us in our church vestibule and be part of the world's largest coffee (and tea) morning (plus yummy cakes!) to raise funds for this amazing charity. Many thanks to Jean Hamlin who has been involved in coordinating this event here...

P1020137
Lynn, Gill & Rosemarie: Wed 19 Sep 5:00am

This is a diary alert for our Christmas Tree Festival on Friday to Sunday, December 7th, 8th and 9th. Following the great success of the festival last year we are planning for an even bigger and better one for 2018. We are inviting all user groups in our community centre as well as our church groups to take part, as so many did last year. For this year we have a theme, Christmas Carols or...

AMC Link to Hope 2018
Margaret Miskin: Tue 18 Sep 5:00am

The shops have started to sell Christmas goods so I thought I'd better remind everyone about the Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal. Leaflets are now available from the coffee bar. Please remember that if you can't fill a shoebox, I'm happy to receive any cash to go towards buying goods to fill a box. Many thanks in advance, Margaret MiskinFor the Link to Hope website...