The baby had been stuck in the middle of the rushing river for four hours, according to a post on the Samburu Aboriginal Heritage museum forum's Facebook page. Facebook user Baba Sue, who is involved with wildlife rangers and conservation efforts, posted the photos of the rescue on January 29.
The glimpse of the heroism of the people who came together to save a life did not go unnoticed. Just a few days later, the post was shared over a thousand times.
And for giraffes, every rescue counts, since populations have plummeted in recent years. In 1999, the population of giraffes across Africa was estimated at 140,000; today, it's dropped to 80,000.