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We have our hard-working Heifer staff in Mbeya to thank for opening the office late on a weekend (about 9 p.m. Saturday here) so we could share video footage from our field visit to Tanzania.

On the way to a Maasai women's camel project northwest of Arusha, we came across these giraffes strolling in the morning sunshine. They paused for a moment to see what all the shiny stuff was about, then went on about their day. Our expert guides told us these are Maasai giraffes, taller and darker in color than the type more commonly seen. Animal conservation parkland now takes up a lot of the land the Maasai used to roam with their cattle herds.

Video by Dave Anderson


Donna Stokes

Donna Stokes is the managing editor of World Ark magazine. She has worked for Heifer International since September 2008 when she leaped over to the nonprofit world from a two-decade career in newspaper journalism.