Stick Your Neck Out

An Interview with Julian Fennessy

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.

Octavian Report: What is it about giraffes that drew you to them?

Julian Fennessy: I’ll be honest, I grew up not worrying about animals or wildlife or landscape. I was a city boy in Melbourne through and through. I loved playing Aussie …

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