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World Giraffe Day – 21 June 2020

In the 1980s, the total number of all giraffe in Africa was estimated at more than 155,000 individuals. Today, GCF estimates the current Africa-wide giraffe population at approximately 111,000 individuals. This is a drop by almost 30%, a slightly less bleak picture than previously portrayed in the 2016 IUCN Red List assessment that estimated giraffe at less than 100,000 individuals. However, this updated information is based more on improved data rather than on actual increases in numbers. Unfortunately, in some areas traditionally regarded as prime giraffe habitat, numbers have dropped by 95% in the same period.

In 2016, the giraffe as a species was uplisted to Vulnerable from Least Concern on the IUCN Red List. In 2018, seven of the nine currently recognised subspecies were assessed and are now listed on the IUCN Red List. Two subspecies (Kordofan and Nubian giraffe), are now listed as Critically Endangered, Reticulated giraffe as Endangered, Thornicroft’s giraffe as Vulnerable, while Angolan giraffe are listed as Least Concern. Both the West African and Rothschild’s giraffe were down-listed from Endangered to Vulnerable and Near Threatened, respectively, due to targeted conservation efforts in their core habitats.

More information and how you can help to save these wonderful animals at Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) !

An estimate of 15,780 individuals of reticulated giraffes remain in the wild – a decline of over 50% from the approximate 36,000 three decades ago.

Reticulated Giraffe / Netzgiraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) in evening sunlight
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, Africa

More pictures of these fascintaing animals in my Giraffe Album !




Picnic Spot in the Masi Mari - Kenya.




Armchair Traveling - Back to Africa

Today's edition of "armchair traveling during the Coronavirus lockdown" takes me back to our African safari last year.

The alternate title for this one is: "Geez, I'm so bored and tired of the COVID Quarantine... When can I ever go out again?"




FEMALE LIONESS (Panthera leo)......MASAI MARA......SEPT 2018.

This shot of the alpha female was captured during my last visit to Masai Mara,Sept, 2018....where we came across a pride consisting of couple of young female lioness and cubs relaxing under the shade of a tree in the afternoon from the heat of the African sun....

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Armchair Traveling - Zebras in Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Today's edition of "armchair traveling during the Coronavirus lockdown" takes me back to our African safari last year. I can never get enough of browsing through the ~10,000 images I took on our 18 days in Africa. We spotted these twin zebras in Amboseli National Park. Apparently twin births are very rare among zebras.




Christmas scene

Ballet performance by the Dance Centre Kenya of the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, with a live orchestra providing the music. A beautiful performance with dancers of mixed colours, sexes and age groups. Perfect entertainment in time for Christmas.




Children's Christmas dance

Ballet performance by the Dance Centre Kenya of the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, with a live orchestra providing the music. A beautiful performance with dancers of mixed colours, sexes and age groups. Perfect entertainment in time for Christmas.




Chinese dragon dance

Ballet performance by the Dance Centre Kenya of the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, with a live orchestra providing the music. A beautiful performance with dancers of mixed colours, sexes and age groups. Perfect entertainment in time for Christmas.




Dance by a brook

Ballet performance by the Dance Centre Kenya of the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, with a live orchestra providing the music. A beautiful performance with dancers of mixed colours, sexes and age groups. Perfect entertainment in time for Christmas.




Russian dance

Ballet performance by the Dance Centre Kenya of the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, with a live orchestra providing the music. A beautiful performance with dancers of mixed colours, sexes and age groups. Perfect entertainment in time for Christmas.




Marshmallow bouquet

Ballet performance by the Dance Centre Kenya of the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, with a live orchestra providing the music. A beautiful performance with dancers of mixed colours, sexes and age groups. Perfect entertainment in time for Christmas.

As we arrived a bit early, we were given a conducted tour behind the scenes, culminating with drinks, marshmallows and cup cakes in the company of some of the dancers.




In the garden of sweets

Ballet performance by the Dance Centre Kenya of the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, with a live orchestra providing the music. A beautiful performance with dancers of mixed colours, sexes and age groups. Perfect entertainment in time for Christmas.




The dancers from the land of Sweets

Ballet performance by the Dance Centre Kenya of the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, with a live orchestra providing the music. A beautiful performance with dancers of mixed colours, sexes and age groups. Perfect entertainment in time for Christmas.




Clara and the magician

Ballet performance by the Dance Centre Kenya of the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, with a live orchestra providing the music. A beautiful performance with dancers of mixed colours, sexes and age groups. Perfect entertainment in time for Christmas.




The Chinese dancers

Ballet performance by the Dance Centre Kenya of the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, with a live orchestra providing the music. A beautiful performance with dancers of mixed colours, sexes and age groups. Perfect entertainment in time for Christmas.




Enjoying the goodies

Ballet performance by the Dance Centre Kenya of the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, with a live orchestra providing the music. A beautiful performance with dancers of mixed colours, sexes and age groups. Perfect entertainment in time for Christmas.

As we arrived a bit early, we were given a conducted tour behind the scenes, culminating with drinks, marshmallows and cup cakes in the company of some of the dancers.




Snow has fallen

Ballet performance by the Dance Centre Kenya of the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, with a live orchestra providing the music. A beautiful performance with dancers of mixed colours, sexes and age groups. Perfect entertainment in time for Christmas.




The Russian dancers

Ballet performance by the Dance Centre Kenya of the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, with a live orchestra providing the music. A beautiful performance with dancers of mixed colours, sexes and age groups. Perfect entertainment in time for Christmas.




The soloist

Ballet performance by the Dance Centre Kenya of the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, with a live orchestra providing the music. A beautiful performance with dancers of mixed colours, sexes and age groups. Perfect entertainment in time for Christmas.




Far Eastern dance

Ballet performance by the Dance Centre Kenya of the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, with a live orchestra providing the music. A beautiful performance with dancers of mixed colours, sexes and age groups. Perfect entertainment in time for Christmas.





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