If I know a song of Africa...of the giraffe and the African new moon lying on her back, of the plows in the fields and the sweaty faces of the coffee pickers, does Africa know a song of me? Will the air over the plain quiver with a color that I have had on, or the children invent a game in which my name is, or the full moon throw a shadow over the gravel of the drive that was like me, or will the eagles of the Kagulu Hills look out for me?
- Isak Dineson "
Out of Africa"
The Reticulated Giraffe, to me, is the most beautiful of all the giraffe species. Native to North-Eastern Kenya, Southern Ethiopia and Somalia. It is estimated that no more than 5,000 remain in the wild.