Celebrating Giraffes and World Giraffe Day
On Tuesday, June 21, the world celebrates World Giraffe Day.
Yes, it's a recognized day with a variety of events scheduled throughout the month to bring awareness to the giraffe's silent extinction and the efforts to save them. My local zoo is holding a Longneck Breakfast on June 21. Sadly, I can't afford the $1000 donor package that this comes with. There are smaller donor levels you can check out with the link. I just wish I could do that breakfast! They're raising money to build a giraffe feeding station, so I'm excited about that and will contribute.
A great way to celebrate World Giraffe Day is to contribute to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF). I'm holding a GCF fundraiser on my Facebook Author page, so you can check that out if you want to contribute to save giraffe. I'm going to draw a name from those who do contribute between now and June 28, and that person will win a book-related gift. I promise it will be great and worth $25 or more.
Over the years, I've written several posts about giraffes and thought I'd share them here. I hope you'll check them out AND find a way to celebrate World Giraffe Day on June 21.
Some of the posts date back to 2010! And, of course, there are several about the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, World Giraffe Day, and my books.
After you check them out, come back here and let me know which ones are your favorites.
And, on a weird giraffe-related note, I received a message from YouTube the other day that the video of me feeding a giraffe at the San Diego Animal Safari Park was marked as age-restricted. So, now I have to spend time I should be writing trying to get that reversed. Seriously folks? I'm feeding a giraffe. In. A. Zoo! That's perfect material for kids. I'm guessing, but I think it's because the guide mentions the way male giraffes swing their necks at each other. It's called necking. How much you want to bet that's the word that triggered the warning?
Onward. If you're curious. Here's the video.