Who doesn’t love a giraffe? For the zoo-going population, these elegant, enigmatic animals are perennial favorites. But for Julian Fennessy, they are a vocation. He heads up the world’s most important giraffe conservation group. Here, he discusses what makes the animals so special, the pressures and threats they face, and what we need to do to protect them.
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Julian Fennessy is co-founder and co-director of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.