The Giraffe Zone

The Giraffe Zone is dedicated to the world’s tallest land animals: GIRAFFES! Explore our collection of giraffe facts, stories, posters, videos, activities, and more. Find out how you can help giraffes survive in the wild.
The Feature Creature
Lions vs. giraffes
Sometimes the lions win...and sometimes they don't.
The Feature Creature
Wild about giraffes
Learn some facts about the world's tallest animal.
The Feature Creature
Animal runners-up: meet the unfamous cousin of the giraffe
From across the forests and savannas, mountains, oceans, and skies of the world, welcome to a celebration of the animals that you know and love – it’s the … It’s ...
Nature Lab
Animal identification
Learn tricks for identifying individual animals.
Wild News
Students in northern Tanzania enjoy visiting their local national parks
By Monica Bond, Wild Nature Institute What would it be like to have giraffes, elephants, zebras, cheetahs, and lions hanging out in your ‘backyard?’ Children in the Monduli ...
Wild News
Kids talk about giraffes and life through pen pal program
Kids around the world love giraffes. Now kids in Tanzania who live around wild giraffes and kids in Canada (Ontario and British Columbia), the United States (New York, ...
Video
What are ossicones? And why do giraffes have spots?
The Junior Giraffe Club has prepared these videos to answer some frequently asked questions about giraffes.
Field Trip
All about the woman who loves giraffes
Scientist Anne Innis Dagg and filmmaker Alison Reid talk about giraffes and the making of a documentary film about Anne's pioneering research.
Field Trip
Genetics to the giraffe rescue
George Lohay is a scientist with a passion for wildlife and plants, who has worked on projects throughout Tanzania. We learn about how George uses genetics to help protect giraffes.
Field Trip
Giraffe detectives
Meet Monica Bond, a scientist with a passion for understanding more about the world's tallest animal.
Field Trip
Tanya is a lawyer who helps endangered species
Tanya Sanerib is a lawyer who works to protect endangered species. Find out what she is doing to help protect giraffes.
Field Trip
Matana studies what giraffes like to eat
Matana Levi loves giraffes and science. Matana is studying what types of plants giraffes eat in northern Tanzania to better understand what giraffes need to survive.
Solve It! for Kids: The science podcast for curious & creative kids and their families

Peek into the world of real-life scientists, engineers, and experts as they solve problems in their every day jobs. Kids and families are then invited to take on a challenge and solve a problem themselves! Join Jennifer and Jeff as they ask questions, solve problems, and offer challenges that take curiosity and creativity to a whole new level.

You can use these photos for school projects or at home.

Giraffe pattern matching game!

Activity book for young giraffe lovers!

(Ages 3-8)

English

Swahili

Resources for parents & educators:

Visit https://www.jumathegiraffe.com/ to learn more about the Juma the Giraffe story. Also, you’ll find lesson plans, field guides, and activities to accompany the story..

Field Trip
Genetics to the giraffe rescue
George Lohay is a scientist with a passion for wildlife and plants, who has worked on projects throughout Tanzania. We learn about how George uses genetics to help protect giraffes.
Field Trip
Tanya is a lawyer who helps endangered species
Tanya Sanerib is a lawyer who works to protect endangered species. Find out what she is doing to help protect giraffes.
  1. Join a nature club or even a giraffe club like this one.
  2. Take notice! Learn about giraffes and the ecosystems where they live.
  3. Raise awareness and advocate for giraffe protection and conservation.
  4. Support giraffe conservation projects.
Take Action
Advocating for giraffes
By Mary Dagg, Anne Innis Dagg Foundation Giraffe numbers have declined significantly from the impact of people. People have been hunting them for their bones, skin and meat. ...

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