CAPTION: Animal Survival International is persevering in its efforts to relocate three adult giraffes to a more suitable environment as their present surroundings are littered with dangerous junk.
Recently, we told you about three adult giraffes living in unsuitable conditions on a small piece of land in South Africa's Eastern Cape province. They are riddled with ticks and face extreme food scarcity after eating most of the available vegetation in the area. Having seen the severity of this situation first-hand, Animal Survival International (ASI) knew we had to relocate the giraffes as quickly – and safely – as possible.
Thanks to your support, we recently reached our fundraising goal and will soon follow through with our plan to move the giraffes to the nearby Royalston Wildlife Reserve. Wildlife relocations are tricky operations requiring expert skill and meticulous planning to reduce unnecessary stress on the animals. While there have been attempts to relocate the giraffes by other parties in the past, every effort has been unsuccessful. This is why we need to be extremely cautious in planning this operation, and to ensure success.
ASI has chosen to work with one of the leading game capture teams in the country. They are scheduled to visit the site within in the next week to two to start planning this challenging relocation.
In the meantime, the giraffes are being carefully monitored by our team and cared for by the property owners. We promise to keep you updated on the situation and thank you for your continued support. The animals need all the help they can get.