Adopt-a-Giraffe Program

GCF’s Adopt-a-Giraffe Program is an official giraffe adoption from the world’s premiere giraffe conservation organization. Our Adopt-a-Giraffe Program allows you to follow the lives of a few selected desert-dwelling giraffe in Namibia’s remote Northwest and next to the iconic Etosha National Park.

Our symbolic giraffe adoptions support multiple giraffe conservation projects throughout Africa, including the return of many giraffe to their original habitat.

Choose a Giraffe to Adopt

Have you heard? Giraffe are facing a Silent Extinction.

In fact, for every four elephant, only one giraffe remains in the wild in Africa—a drop of approximately 30% in the last three decades.

Giraffe have become extinct in 7 African countries, having lost almost 90% of their habitat. Habitat loss is one reason giraffe have been listed as threatened on the IUCN Red List.

In the BBC documentary “Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants”—featuring GCF’s important work in Africa—Sir David Attenborough referred to this decline as a “Silent Extinction.” These alarming numbers serve as a reminder that we need to protect giraffe now before it is too late. There’s no greater reason to support GCF: Every giraffe adoption or donation  supports our work with local and international partners, affecting over 100 million acres of giraffe habitat and the giraffe who live there.

The Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) is the only NGO in the world that concentrates solely on the conservation and management of giraffe in the wild throughout Africa. We are dedicated to securing a future for all giraffe populations in the wild. Our Translocation Programs are a proven success, and we are actively bringing giraffe back into areas where they originally reigned.

Whether you’re adopting a giraffe or making a straight donation, your support puts you at the center of our work. Donations from supporters like you are the backbone of our conservation actions and partnerships throughout Africa.

Choose an Adoption Package

Adopt your chosen giraffe

Adopt a single giraffe. This symbolic giraffe adoption supports the giraffe conservation efforts of GCF in all of Africa.

These packages include personalized, official adoption certificates and collector’s fine art prints. You can add an additional amount to your donation if you’d like to extend your support for giraffe conservation.

$15-50

Adopt a Family of Giraffe

Adopt the entire tower of giraffe and follow their journey. This symbolic giraffe adoption supports the giraffe conservation efforts of GCF in all of Africa.

These packages include personalized, official adoption certificates, collector’s fine art prints, apparel, and the inclusion of your or the receipient’s name in our annual donor list. You can add an additional amount to your donation if you’d like to extend your support for giraffe conservation.

$100-500

Adopt a Giraffe

Standard & Personalized Adoption Packages

These adoption packages can be purchased either for one’s self or gifted to someone else. Your adoption supports our work protecting giraffe in Africa.

Bronze Adoption

1-year Giraffe Adoption
$ 15
00
donation or greater
  • Quarterly emails featuring updates from our work with giraffe in the field (12 months)
  • Program membership card
You'll receive a donation receipt immediately, after which we'll process your donation. Once we've processed your donation, we'll process and send your adoption package. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Online donations are made to GCF-USA, a registered 501(c)3 in the USA (EIN 81-2749463) and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by US law.
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Bronze+ Adoption

1-year Giraffe Adoption
$ 25
00
donation or greater
  • Personalized, official adoption certificate
  • Adoption portal access, with giraffe sightings updates throughout the year (*as giraffe are seen)
  • Quarterly emails featuring updates from our work with giraffe in the field (12 months)
  • Program membership card
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You'll receive a donation receipt immediately, after which we'll process your donation. Once we've processed your donation, we'll process and send your adoption package. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Online donations are made to GCF-USA, a registered 501(c)3 in the USA (EIN 81-2749463) and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by US law.
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Silver Adoption

Lifetime Giraffe Adoption
$ 50
00
donation or greater
  • 5x7 giraffe fine art print
  • Personalized, official adoption certificate
  • Adoption portal access, with giraffe sightings updates throughout the year (*as giraffe are seen)
  • Quarterly emails featuring updates from our work with giraffe in the field (24 months)
  • Program membership card
You'll receive a donation receipt immediately, after which we'll process your donation. Once we've processed your donation, we'll process and send your adoption package. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Online donations are made to GCF-USA, a registered 501(c)3 in the USA (EIN 81-2749463) and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by US law.
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Adopt a Family of Giraffe

Personalized Adoption with Premium Supporter Packs​

These adoption packages are popular gifts, but can be purchased either for one’s self or gifted to someone else. Your adoption supports our work protecting giraffe in Africa.

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Gold Adoption

Lifetime Giraffe Adoption
$ 100
00
donation or greater
  • Choice of one (1) official GCF tshirt (over 25 designs to choose from)
  • 5x7 giraffe fine art print
  • Personalized, official adoption certificate
  • Adoption portal access, with giraffe sightings updates throughout the year (*as giraffe are seen)
  • Quarterly emails featuring updates from our work with giraffe in the field (24 months)
  • Program membership card
  • Your name, or the adoption recipient's name, published in our annual Donor List
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You'll receive a donation receipt immediately, after which we'll process your donation. Once we've processed your donation, we'll process and send your adoption package, which will include links to choose your apparel's style, design, and size. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Online donations are made to GCF-USA, a registered 501(c)3 in the USA (EIN 81-2749463) and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by US law.
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Platinum Adoption

Lifetime Giraffe Adoption
$ 250
00
donation or greater
  • Collector’s limited edition giraffe fine art print, "Dreampop Giraffe 01," with digital certificate of authenticity
  • Choice of one (1) official GCF adoption tshirt (over 25 designs to choose from)
  • 5x7 giraffe fine art print
  • Personalized, official adoption certificate
  • Adoption portal access, with giraffe sightings updates throughout the year (*as giraffe are seen)
  • Quarterly emails featuring updates from our work with giraffe in the field (24 months)
  • Program membership card
  • Your name, or the adoption recipient's name, published in our annual Donor List
You'll receive a donation receipt immediately, after which we'll process your donation. Once we've processed your donation, we'll process and send your adoption package, which will include links to choose your apparel's style, design, and size. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Online donations are made to GCF-USA, a registered 501(c)3 in the USA (EIN 81-2749463) and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by US law.
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Diamond Adoption

Lifetime Giraffe Adoption
$ 500
00
donation or greater
  • Choice of one (1) official GCF vintage hoodie (over 10 designs to choose from)
  • Collector’s limited edition giraffe fine art print, "Dreampop Giraffe 01," with digital certificate of authenticity
  • Choice of one (1) official GCF adoption or sublimated tshirt (over 30 designs to choose from)
  • 5x7 giraffe fine art print
  • Personalized, official adoption certificate
  • Adoption portal access, with giraffe sightings updates throughout the year (*as giraffe are seen)
  • Quarterly emails featuring updates from our work with giraffe in the field (24 months)
  • Program membership card
  • Your name, or the adoption recipient's name, published in our annual Donor List
You'll receive a donation receipt immediately, after which we'll process your donation. Once we've processed your donation, we'll process and send your adoption package, which will include links to choose your apparel's style, design, and size. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Online donations are made to GCF-USA, a registered 501(c)3 in the USA (EIN 81-2749463) and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by US law.
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