Get an up-close look at the tallest animals on the planet: Giraffes. In this episode of Are We There Yet? from National Geographic Kids, program educator Daniel gives siblings Rosie and Julian a tour of the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. There, educators help visitors learn about Rothschild’s giraffes while conservationists help injured animals return to the wild.
Rothschild’s giraffes, also known as Baringo giraffes, are endangered. In April 2018, NPR reported that “there are now about 650 of them in Kenya. Worldwide, there are 1,671 Rothschild’s, about 26 percent more than there were in the 1960s, according to the IUCN.” In total, there are only 98,000 of the nine subspecies roaming Africa.
Learn more about giraffe conservation programs across the continent.