Born: Mwezi 2016, Kianga 2018 Sex: Females Lives at: Port Lympne
Sisters Mwezi and Kianga love exploring their home on The African Experience with the rest of the giraffe herd. They share the same parents, mum Lunar and dad Valentino.
Mwezi was born in 2016 and Kianga attracted world wide media attention after her birth in 2018 was captured live on both the reserve’s YouTube and Facebook channels, with thousands of fascinated giraffe fans tuning in from around the world.
Your Adoption Really Helps
By adopting an Aspinall animal, you are helping to support our amazing overseas work and back to the wild campaigns.
What's included in your adoption?
Digital pack £25
Digital adoption pack including photocard and fact sheet about your chosen animal written by the expert team at The Aspinall Foundation.
Certificate of adoption
Adoption pack will be delivered straight to your inbox
Printed pack £35
18cm cuddly toy
Adoption folder including photocard and fact sheet about your chosen animal written by the expert team at The Aspinall Foundation.
Certificate of adoption
Please allow up to 14 days for delivery
Please note: Automatic name generation is currently unavailable for Digital adoptions certificates. These will be left blank for the purchaser or recipient to enter. For Printed Adoptions please providethe recipients name and it will be manually entered when you order is processed.
Fun Facts about giraffes
The heart of a giraffe weighs around 25 pounds - big enough to pump blood all the way up to its brain.
With legs around 6 feet tall the giraffe is one of the worlds tallest mammals and with those long legs can run as fast as 35 miles an hour across short distances and 10 miles an hour over longer distances.
Diet & habits
Using their height, a giraffe will eat leaves and buds on the treetops others can't reach. Its long tongue can grab the tasty morsels off branches and it regurgitates its food to chew it as cud like a cow would eating hundreds of pounds of leaves each week.
Giraffes roam in small groups of about six. Males or bulls can sometimes have butting contests with their long necks and heads to establish dominance until one submits and walks away. Female giraffes give birth while standing and the infants have a long fall to the ground (around 5 feet), but are so resilient that they can stand within half an hour of birth and after just 10 hours be running alongside mum.
How we're helping
Port Lympne Reserve in Kent is home to a breeding herd of Giraffes providing them with a natural setting in a 100 acre enclosure similar to the African Landscape.