Last of the Longnecks has forged some amazing partnerships with documentary sponsors who care deeply about giraffe conservation and are interested in helping to raise awareness for this important cause. We would like to take a moment to say THANKS and introduce you to these valuable partners, without whom, this film would not be possible.
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
Ostrich feathers, zebra ears, and buffalo noses so close to you, you could touch them. That’s Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, one of Texas’ most recognized family entertainment attractions. Meander through 400 acres of rolling hills, creek beds, and magnificent live oak trees and witness the behavior of over 500 animals from 40 exotic, native, and endangered animal species worldwide.
Twin Reticulated Giraffes, the only set of living twins born in United States, were delivered at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch last May 10, 2013. The twin giraffes were the 9th known set of living twins born worldwide since record keeping started in the early 1800’s. These twins were the inspiration and catalyst for “Last of the Longnecks”. The first-born is a female named Wasswa, while the second was a male named Nakato, or “Buddy” as he has become quite the character being hand raised.
“With an estimated 5,000 Reticulated Giraffes left in the wild, the rare birth of twins within our breeding program has inspired us to educate and generate awareness of these amazing creatures,” said Soechting. “The more we can share, educate and inform, the better.” To visit Texas’ largest drivethru safari go to — www.wildliferanchtexas.com
Say hello to Oakland Zoo! Located on 100 acres in the East Bay of California and home to more than 660 species of animals, Oakland Zoo is one of the most recognized Zoos in the USA, especially for their global conservation efforts. In fact the Zoo supports essential boots-on-the-ground research and education in order to protect the Reticulated Giraffe of East Africa.
All over Africa, giraffes are in serious decline but Northern Kenya has become ground zero for a possible giraffe extinction. 80% of reticulated giraffes have been wiped out in the last decade alone and today there are fewer than an estimated 5,000 remaining. But thanks to the dedicated efforts of passionate organizations like Oakland Zoo, there may yet be hope for this endangered animal.
Plan your next trip to the Oakland Zoo here — www.oaklandzoo.org
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To learn more about this fantastic conservation-minded company, with a logo that is near and dear to our hearts, please visit — www.comparestructuredproducts.com
New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce
Deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country rests beautiful New Braunfels, TX. Founded in 1845 by German settlers, New Braunfels is overflowing with old world heritage and small town Texas charm. From beautiful, spring fed rivers, to Texas’ oldest bakery, the activities and sights are endless.
Visit New Braunfels’ great museums, historic districts, and performing arts all with a walking tour straight from your phone with Footprints in Time. Stop by our historical town during the warmer months to have some fun in the sun on, and in, the Guadalupe River and Comal River.
No matter the time of the year, the Gruene Historical District is a unique part of New Braunfels that is great for families, couples, and friends due to the variety of boutiques and activities available. Join in on any of Greater New Braunfels’ exciting events!
For more information on the city, upcoming events, activities, or even restaurants, check out the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce’s visitor information, business directory, real estate information, economic development, or New Braunfels Convention Center to learn more about this incredible city! Visit the “City of Prince” at: www.innewbraunfels.com
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
We address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale. Thanks to the support of our more than 1 million members, we’ve built a tremendous record of success since our founding in 1951:
- We’ve protected more than 119 million acres of land and thousands of miles of riversworldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally.
- We work in all 50 states and more than 35 countries — protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia. See where we work.
- We address threats to conservation involving climate change, fresh water, oceans, and conservation lands. Learn how we’re responding.
Giraffe Conservation Foundation
The Giraffe Conservation Foundation’s vision is that of a sustainable future where all giraffe populations and (sub)species are protected and secure in the wild.
The Giraffe Conservation Foundation mission is to:
- Establish the current status of all giraffe populations and (sub)species to support and inform their conservation and management.
- Identify key threats to giraffe and innovative ways to mitigate these.
- Increase awareness about the plight of giraffe.
- Support dedicated and innovative research to better understand giraffe ecology, conservation and management.
- Promote and support giraffe conservation initiatives and work collaboratively with local communities to develop a sustainable future for both people and wildlife.
- Promote the importance and profile of giraffe conservation on the international stage.
- Provide a platform and forum for giraffe related research, conservation and management discussion.
- Develop a world class network of individuals and organisations dedicated to securing the future of giraffe.
- Secure viable, and protect existing, habitat for giraffe and other wildlife.
- Maintain a close working relationship with the IUCN SSC Giraffe and Okapi Specialist Group (GOSG) to provide comprehensive educational and technical support.
- Establish GCF as the key focal organisation for giraffe conservation and management.
Giraffe Conservation Alliance
We’re committed to making sure that giraffes roam across the African savanna for generations to come. We are a non-profit organization that funds and supports research in Africa. Find out more about the projects we support. From worldwide public awareness to school programs in Africa, we aim to increase knowledge of the challenges giraffes are facing.
Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa has a long history of caring for the children of San Antonio and South Texas. Since the very first days, our mission has been to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.
In 1869, the first hospital in San Antonio was opened by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word – Santa Rosa Infimary. In 1874, the Sisters began to care for children, bringing four orphans into their care.
On April 20, 2012 CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System announced board approval from CHRISTUS Health to transform its downtown campus to the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, the city’s world-class freestanding children’s hospital. The $135 million, 800,000 square-foot project expansion and renovation of the current campus, located in the heart of downtown, will serve as a solid infrastructure with twice as much space at one-third of the cost to build a completely new building.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please get in touch with us for more information!