World Giraffe Day has been initiated by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation
(GCF). It falls on the 21st of June annually and is designed to help raise support
and awareness. Zoos, schools, government bodies, and institutions host events
around the world! The 2022 goal for World Giraffe Day is to reach a fundraising
goal of US$250,000.

To celebrate world giraffe day, we’re sharing some incredible giraffe facts:

● The giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world and even newborn giraffes
are taller than most humans.
● Just like human fingerprints, no two giraffes have the same coat pattern.
● Female giraffes give birth standing up, their young fall about 2 m to the
ground and can stand up within an hour of birth.
● Giraffes are already extinct in seven countries.
● In some populations, over 50% of all giraffe calves do not survive their first
● There are four distinct species of giraffe: Northern giraffe Giraffa
camelopardalis, Southern giraffe giraffa, Reticulated giraffe G. reticulata
and Masai giraffe G. tippelskirchi.

World Giraffe Day is a worldwide celebration of these majestic creatures. It is held
to raise much needed support and create awareness of what these beautiful
creatures face in the wild. The Giraffe population in Mozambique has declined
and a mere 250 Giraffes are left in the country. This has been caused by the civil

The GCF is an international science-based conservation organisation that is both
proactive and reactive, they are the leader in supporting a sustainable future for
Giraffes in their natural habitats.