World Giraffe Day (WGD) is an exciting annual event initiated by GCF to celebrate the tallest animal on the longest day or night (depending in which hemisphere you live!) of the year - 21 June - every year!
Support GCF on Social Media
For WGD 2022 join our social media challenge.
Show us how you #StandTallForGiraffe with GCF — literally!
Take a fun picture of just yourself or together with your family or colleagues standing tall – remember that social distancing rules apply! A baby giraffe is almost 2m at birth, but adult giraffe grow to over 5m tall.
If you aren’t selfie-inclined, you can still participate!
Show us your giraffe-inspired photos! Bake a cake, paint something, show us how giraffe have inspired you! Use your talents to help GCF spread the message of giraffe conservation this World Giraffe Day.
Post your pictures on social media and then:
1 – Tag GCF on social media:
- Facebook: @giraffeconservationfoundation
- Instagram: @giraffe_conservation
- Twitter: @save_giraffe
2 – Use any of our hashtags for your post to help spread the message:
Help GCF spread the word about giraffe conservation
Bringing Giraffe Back To Mozambique
Years of civil unrest have driven giraffe to the brink of extinction. Today, there are only 250 giraffe left in Mozambique.
We have now set everything in motion to bring giraffe back to Mozambique in a big way!
We’re planning our most ambitious giraffe translocations EVER! Over the next 5 years, together with the Mozambique government and our partners, we are going to move over 350 giraffe to four key areas in the country: Zinave and Banhine National Parks, Maputo Special Reserve and Karingani Game Reserve. You can read more about our Mozambique Programme here.
This series of translocations will more than double the population, re-establish southern giraffe within their historic range and open over 3 million acres of prime habitat for giraffe to thrive!
Who is GCF?
Learn more about GCF, meet our effective team, understand our approach to giraffe conservation through partnerships and see for yourself how we are making a difference for giraffe in Africa.
Please share this video online or show it at your WGD 2022 event.
Become part of the solution – together we can save giraffe in Africa!
We asked how everybody celebrates World Giraffe Day.
Here are your best ideas!
Here are some great ideas for fundraisers and a variety of events and activities - both in person and online.
Get in touch if you want to know more.
Download our GCF World Giraffe Day Event Guide
GCF values your support! Do you have an idea for World Giraffe Day that isn’t on our list? Share it with us!
Join the World Giraffe Day Virtual 5K!
You can walk, cycle, skateboard, run, swim or use any other mode of activity!
Participants from around the world joined the first WGD Virtual 5K event in 2020 and helped make it a great success. Created by the Flossic family to stand tall for giraffe, they have now partnered with fellow giraffe enthusiasts from HighPoint Haven to take it to new heights.
Get active and get involved!
Register now to secure your entry and proudly wear your WGD 2022 medal to show your support.
And if 5K is not enough of a challenge, join us in mapping your own giraffe-route in your neighbourhood.
Sign up here for the World Giraffe Day 5K either In-person or Virtual events.
Giraffe Conservation Resources for WGD
Check out these fun activities for kids!
Are you looking for fun activities for kids? You might have just found them! Here are our Giraffe Fun for Kids materials that we have developed for you.
Do you want to teach kids more about giraffe? Together with the Namibian Kids Magazine PAKO, we have developed some Giraffe Info for Kids materials for you to use.
Do all giraffe look the same?
Did you know that there are four different species of giraffe and that they look somewhat different?
Download our Spot the Difference Poster to find out more.