The giraffe is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, which is the tallest of all land living animals. It is universally revered worldwide, however, there are certain species of giraffe such as the Rothschild giraffe that are critically endangered. There are only a few hundred Rothschild giraffes remaining today and there is a real danger of the species becoming extinct unless conservation programs continue.
Although there are no direct animal predators to the giraffe due to their extraordinary size, there are problems related to the illegal hunting of giraffes for their prized coat, meat and tails.
In addition, the natural habit for the giraffe is becoming increasingly fragmented and in some cases destroyed entirely which is causing a major threat to the giraffe population as a whole.
The Aspinall Foundation is a charity, which works in conjunction with Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks in the UK to protect rare and endangered animals, such as the giraffe, and return them to protected areas in the wild.
By sponsoring a giraffe through the Aspinall Foundation giraffe adoption scheme you are actively helping to maintain and prevent the Rothschild giraffe species from becoming extinct.