World Giraffe Day is an annual event initiated by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.
It's held on June 21 st, and the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is celebrating.
The zoo says in October 2019, GCF collaborated with Uganda Wildlife Authority and other partners to successfully introduce 15 giraffe into a reserve in Uganda where they had been extinct for almost 25 years! In 2020, the funds raised will allow them to translocate even more giraffe to the Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve.
Here are three ways you can contribute to giraffe conservation this week:
1) Visit South Street City Oven and Grill (dine in or pick up) between June 16 and June 21. Show the server the giraffe flyer posted in this event and 20% of your check will be donated to giraffe conservation!
2) You can donate directly at napleszoo.org/giraffe between now and June 24 and receive fun rewards starting at $5 and up.
3) You can also sign up for GCF's Virtual 5K here, with the proceeds going to giraffe conservation: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Orlando/WorldGiraffeDay5K