The Rothschild's giraffe is also known as the Baringo giraffe, since they were once abundant in the area surrounding Lake Baringo in Kenya. However, their shrinking range and loss of habitat saw them disappear from the area over 40 years ago and they have not been seen there since the 1970s.
Formed in 2009, the Ruko Conservancy is a community-led conservancy on the shores of Lake Baringo. They are hoping the Conservancy will help wildlife conservation around Lake Baringo and encourage tourism in the area.
In January 2011, we were involved in a very exciting, pioneering and quite amazing plan: to bring the Rothschild’s giraffe back to its original home: Lake Baringo.