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AWF – African Wildlife Foundation –

Britak Centre – Mara Ragati Road
P.O. Box 48177, 00100 – Nairobi – Kenya

1400 Sixteenth Street, NW, Suite 120
Washington, D.C. 20036, U.S.A.

African Wildlife Foundation Adoption Center

Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)
Age: Four to five years old, Country: Zambia

Kakuda, now an impressive bull giraffe standing about 18 feet tall, had quite an adventure as a young calf on the open acacia savannas of Zambia. Giraffe’s don’t bunch together for safety because their height and keen eyesight mean they can keep an eye on each other while browsing the treetops. Mothers often leave their babies alone for most of a day, confident their little one will sit quietly, camouflaged in the tall grass, until they return. But one day Kakuda’s mother did not return. And if not for the vigilant wildlife scouts of Zambia’s National Parks, Kakuda might not have survived. More information on Kakuda is included in the Factsheet, which will be delivered, along with a plush giraffe and a personal adoption certificate (suitable for framing) to you or the person of your choice. Your adoption gift also includes an annual African Wildlife Foundation membership, and one-year subscription to our quarterly “African Wildlife News”.

Kakuda – Photo by Daryl and Sharna Balfour (página bebezão)
Fonte: African Wildlife Foundation Adoption Center (base)

A Herd of Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis), Swahili name: Twiga
Countries: Angola, Botswana, Chad, Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.

Giraffes are the tallest of the world’s land-living animal species, and the largest of the ruminants, a group of herbivores that digest their food in multiple stomachs. There are nine sub-species of giraffes today, and their many adaptations to climate and marginal habitats makes them wonderful examples of nature’s specialization for survival. Their humped backs and spots led early European scientists and philosophers to hypothesize it was a cross between a camel and a leopard. With the exception of central Uganda, giraffes today are not yet endangered, but current threats should not be discounted. Urban development, the conversion of grasslands to agricultural use, and hunting and poaching outside national parks and protected areas are serious problems The African Wildlife Foundation is committed to ensuring that all existing species of giraffe survive for future generations. More information on Giraffes is included in the Factsheet, which will be delivered, along with a plush giraffe and a personal adoption certificate (suitable for framing) to you or the person of your choice. Your adoption gift also includes an annual African Wildlife Foundation membership, and one-year subscription to our quarterly “African Wildlife News”.

Fonte: African Wildlife Foundation Adoption Center

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IFAW – International Fund for Animal Welfare –

Nairobi, Kenya – 30 June 2003 – The International Fund for Animal Welfare in partnership with Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) announced today the successful translocation of 39 reticulated giraffe from Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to Meru National Park as part of ongoing efforts to restock wildlife species into the vast protected area.

O Parque Nacional Meru, no Quênia, recebe girafas reticuladas (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) com a ajuda de IFAW e AFD. Ela foi capturada por LWC... Ambas as fotos são de (© IFAW – Camerapix), elas foram tiradas em 30/06/2003.



IFAW teamed up with AFD and KWS to move the giraffe for three weeks beginning June where IFAW provided US$ 35,000 that was required for the purchase of drugs. This support also included that for the translocation of nine white rhinos earlier in March, and Bohor reedbucks later this year. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, a private ranch reached an agreement with KWS on the movement of the giraffe. The 39 giraffe will be joining 12 other giraffe translocated last year from the Conservancy.

“We are indeed ecstatic about the success of this movement and we hope the giraffe will soon adapt to their new home in the expansive and ideal Meru National Park”, IFAW’s Regional Director for East Africa, James Isiche said. “Not only will the translocation enhance the species diversity of the Park, it will also improve the conservation status of the endangered species not to mention providing an added attraction to tourism”, added Isiche.

The translocation exercise is part of an on-going rehabilitation program for what was hailed as one of Kenya’s most spectacular parks in the 1970s and early ’80s but which, sadly, was literally brought to its knees by 1990. Most of the wildlife was decimated by poachers and disease and the infrastructure was run down. With assistance from IFAW and other international donors, the Park’s management capacity has benefited from revamped security operations, rebuilding of the park infrastructure and ecological research. The Park is also teeming with wildlife species such elephants, grevy zebra, reticulated giraffe and white rhino have been reintroduced.

Note to Editors: The reticulated giraffe has large chestnut-colored square patches defined by a network of fine white lines which is different from the Rothschild and Maasai species. It is found in dense forest and open plains especially in the open woodlands of North East Kenya, and in herds of two and more. Para saber mais sobre o Projeto Meru, como você pode ajudar os Projetos do Mundo Selvagem da IFAW, ou obter informações sobre animais, visite o sítio.
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Wildlife Decision Support –

The last Capture and Care Manual: Requests still trickle in for this highly popular publication. Whilst tidying our office, one original copy has been found, it is a hard cover book that was used as a sample copy. This is now basically a “collectors item”. We are making this copy available for sale and are asking for offers on it from US$150.00. You have received this update as you registered with

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Giraffes Killed in Smash: Witnesses Sought. (17 April, 1997)

Police are seeking witnesses to yesterday’s horror accident near an interchange close to Pretoria which resulted in seven young giraffes having to be shot. The two-year-old giraffes had been rounded up on a game farm by game dealer Thys Maritz, and were on their way from Hoedspruit to Skeerpoort when the accident happened at about 5:30 am. They were destined for export to China.

'It was a disaster,' said SPCA inspector Marius van der Vyver, who was called to the scene. 'People always think that if you work for the SPCA you love animals. But sometimes I think it is better if you work for the SPCA that you don’t.' The animals lay trapped in the wreckage for three hours until professional hunter Ian du Toit arrived to shoot them. Two had died in the accident, seven were badly injured but still alive, and one miraculously escaped serious injury. Mr du Toit had to kill the animals while they were lying in the truck. 'The dead ones were lying on top of the injured ones,' Mr van der Vyver said. 'Some of the giraffes at the front had their necks twisted around one another. One of them couldn't be shot in the head. It had to be shot in the neck.'

Mr Maritz was driving the truck at the time of the accident and told police a minibus taxi made a U-turn in front of him on the highway, forcing him to swerve. 'One of our famous taxis turned in front of me and I couldn't brake because all the giraffes would have fallen forward. I had to slow down bit by bit,' Mr Maritz said. 'I tried to swerve to the left. When I hit the barrier, the giraffes were topheavy and this pushed the truck over to the side. It just got worse and worse. The alternative would have been to go into the taxi.' Mr Maritz, his son Sakkie, and employee Rankin Rutherford were not seriously injured.

Mr Maritz did not know their exact destination in China or why they were wanted there. They were worth around R9 000 each. The drama around saving the life of the surviving giraffe lasted five hours. The animal was blindfolded and tranquillised and the dead giraffes were untangled and removed from around it one by one. The top of the trailer was then cut open with bolt cutters to give better access to free the animal. The calf tamely licked Mr Maritz's hands while rescue workers removed the carcasses of the dead animals. 'I'm going to take it back to the pen and release it on the farm,' Mr Maritz said.

Police spokesman Captain Morné Van Wyk said Mr Maritz had agreed to sell the meat of the dead giraffes to a man at the scene. Police have asked that anyone who may have seen the white minibus taxi and the ensuing accident contact Gawie Nel. By Lynne Altenroxel. Courtesy of the Pretoria News.

Girafas do provedor UOL

Empresa Folha da Manhã S.A. Foto do Zoológico de São Paulo (1996).

Abaixo (lado esquerdo da tela), mensagem recebida de Katia, em junho de 2005. Do lado direito: (girafas_1024x768).

02/2008: UOL Últimas Notícias – Olho Mágico (recebido de Marcia): Zoológico de Hamburgo...

11/2008: Do UOL Bichos: Língua de fora – Qual é o melhor flagra? Zoo Nacional da Malásia – Girafa linguaruda usa seus dotes para buscar um pedaço de comida (3/09/08). Foto: Pedro Carrilho/Folha Imagem (enquete_linguadefora_f_005)

07/01/2009: Professores do Pratt Institute, de Nova York, fazem exposição em SP. A galeria Gravura Brasileira abre a partir do dia 8 em São Paulo a exposição “Pratt Prints”, com obras de 26 artistas e professores do Pratt Institute, de Nova York. A exposição é parte do programa de intercâmbio que a galeria Gravura Brasileira mantém com o instituto norte-americano que recebeu três mostras de artistas brasileiros entre 2007 e 2008. Fundado em 1887, o Prat Institute é uma das mais importantes escolas de arte dos EUA e já recebeu artistas brasileiros importantes como Aldemir Martins e Maria Bonomi. Sob a curadoria de Sheila Goloborotko, “Prat Prints” exibe obras de artistas que dão aula no instituto e reúne trabalhos de técnicas variadas até final de janeiro. “PRATT PRINTS”, de 8 a 30 de janeiro, de segunda a sexta, das 10h às 18h, aos sábados, das 11h às 14h. Onde: Galeria Gravura Brasileira, rua Dr. Franco da Rocha, 61, Perdizes (SP). Quanto: entrada franca.

Foto divulgação (pratt_prints_f_004).

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