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Oceans2Earth strives to assist with local solutions to global problems. O2E was founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2010 for the purpose of providing resources and financial assistance to animal welfare and conservation projects including elephant sanctuary land in Kenya, cat and dog rescue in Africa and community recycled product projects in Asia and Africa. The O2E Foundation aims to facilitate people’s awareness of the impacts of animal tourism, trade and human intervention on the welfare, sustainability and general health of wildlife populations.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Post three : Giraffes everywhere!

After calling it a day at The David Sheldrick Trust, we took the road out of the Centre which runs along a big free range park. I didn't know this at the time. Next thing I know, 2 giraffes walked onto the road in front of us. It was like Jurassic park! So we stopped the car and the engine and both couldn't believe it. Then behind us!!!!!! A massiveeeeeeee giraffe walked out of the forest and stopped on the road behind. Then....he/she started towards us and went right past us on MY side!!! I have never seen anything like it. Her legs were way above the car as she strode by!!! I think she was a girl because as she walked past she swung her behind like she was the world’s sexiest woman.

She stopped and fed in front of us and we were joking about how it was better than a drive in movie. Those 3 walked along the road some more then 4 more!!! Appeared in the brush next to us some 50 metres away. They all knew we were there because they look straight at you. We drove up to the other 3 and waited while they fed and scratched ears and noses on tall broken branches. The big one set off past us again and all I saw were legs going past the window. One ran to catch up to the other, such a beautiful canter. Sisqo said he has been on a safari which was nowhere near as good as this was. We laughed about how we had had such a good day that we didn't think it could get any better. It to add a night time game drive just topped the cake.

So call me giraffe whisperer from now on!

Unbelievable day. Caked in mud and elephant slobber but so glad I stayed another day.

I don't know why none of us haven't done this before!!!

BTW - Food is here, fish curry and rice.

I couldn’t resist the giraffes after my wild encounter so….Next stop the Giraffe Center
or Volunteer Australia - For Animal Conservation

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