The sequel to Last of the Longnecks
With fresh information from Last of the Longnecks being spread throughout the globe, people are becoming more aware of the fact that giraffes are now listed as “Vulnerable to Extinction” on the IUCN’s Red List. The question now circulating is: what is being done to stop the giraffe decline?
Catching Giants is a heart stopping film that will follow the world’s preeminent giraffe researcher, Dr. Francois Deacon, as he embarks on the most ambitious project of his career and perhaps the most ambitious project in giraffe conservation to date. On the rugged and untamed plains of South Africa’s Rooipoort Nature Reserve Dr. Deacon will set out to capture and GPS collar more than 20 giraffes, a project that will enable him to study these giraffes’ every move and behavior for the next year. Joining him on this wild expedition are 20 researchers from various parts of the world, each with unique scientific backgrounds. The team will gather in the De Beers Group’s property to focus on one South African giraffe population — addressing scientific questions about giraffe that have yet to be answered. Each biologist, with their own goals and objectives, will provide one piece of the puzzle of information needed to save giraffes from extinction.
Catching Giants takes viewers on an incredible journey alongside the conservationists, researchers, and animal specialists who are making history on their plight to learn more about giraffes. The film is sure to get audiences’ adrenaline pumping as numerous giraffes are tranquilized and fitted with GPS collars. The true value of Catching Giants lies in the fact that the results of Dr. Deacon’s project and the discoveries made by his world leading biologists can be applied by wildlife managers and conservationists to giraffe populations throughout the continent of Africa. For Francois and his family, saving Africa’s giraffes is not just a passion, but their mission.