English Subtitles for Eating Breakfast With Giraffes In Africa

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SPEAKER 1: For a split second, it kind of looked like this woman's head had been eaten off by a giraffe. But then I looked closer and realized that this is not a man-eater. The giraffe is actually eating out the palm of her hand.

It's a scene that really messes with your sense of scale, or, in the words of the photographer-- ROBIN MOORE: You really appreciate the size of a giraffe's head when it's in your cereal bowl. Hi, my name is Robin Moore.

I'm a photographer and a conservation biologist from Scotland, currently based in Washington, DC. This photo was taken at a place called Giraffe Manner. SPEAKER 1: Set on a sprawling 150-acre estate, Giraffe Manner is a free-roaming sanctuary for several endangered Rothschild's giraffes.

ROBIN MOORE: Giraffe Manner was built in 1932 and was modeled on the Scottish hunting lodge. It wasn't until the 1970s, however, that the manner became involved in giraffe conservation. SPEAKER 1: Located in the suburbs of Nairobi, Kenya, the sanctuary was established in 1974.

Today it's still run as a sanctuary with a successful breeding program that supports Rothschild giraffes in the wild. To help fund the project, the sanctuary owners also run the hotel, where guests like Robin can share a one-of-a-kind breakfast with long-necked creatures.

ROBIN MOORE: Having the opportunity to get so up close and personal with these animals is really amazing. The giraffes have such a large, expressive eyes, and they're such soulful creatures. You really get a sense of that when you're up close.

There are nine different subspecies of giraffes, and the Rothschilds are one of the most endangered, with only a few hundred individuals left. We hear a lot about elephants and rhinos being poached in Africa, and rightly so. These incredible creatures are being pushed out

of existence for their tusks and for their horns. But not many people realize that giraffes are also highly endangered, and their numbers have plummeted in recent years. I think these incredible animals are due their share of the attention and the conservation

support that they need, because it would be incredibly sad to leave it too late. SPEAKER 1: It was during one of the manner's legendary breakfasts that Robin snapped this shot of a fellow guest. ROBIN MOORE: I tried to get this moment where the giraffe was

obscuring her head. It wasn't really till after, when I downloaded my photos, that I really realized that I'd got the shot that I was hoping for. SPEAKER 1: And it's capturing moments like this that keeps robin coming back year after year.

ROBIN MOORE: To actually travel to Kenya and to see giraffes in their home is really an indescribable experience. And for me, it really got under my skin, and I would add this to your bucket list right away, because waking up to breakfast with giraffes

has to be one of the most incredible and unique experience that you can have. SPEAKER 1: Want to see another episode of this happen to him? Watch this one on a photographer who captures these epic dog portraits. SPEAKER 2: To me, they represent God's greatest gift

to humanity-- a species sagacious and noble, willing to do whatever we ask for them and only asking for some food and a pat on the head in return. SPEAKER 1: And, as always, don't forget to hit subscribe. Thanks for watching.

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Explore what it's like to live amongst giraffes at this exotic hotel.

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