Tala the Giraffe



On the 6th February 2014, at just a few days old, a baby giraffe was brought to Mugie Conservancy by a local herder after she began following his goats. She was named ‘Tala’ which means ‘goddess of stars’ by the Hahn family who own the conservancy. With much love and attention, she was cared for by Mary (‘Mama Tala’), who quickly became her surrogate mother.

Now nine years old, she wanders the conservancy freely, but often returns to her chosen ‘home’ at the Mugie headquarters – where the staff are quite accustomed to being overseen by this towering presence! Meeting this wonderful reticulated giraffe is a treasured memory for many and she is definitely one of Mugie’s ‘cast of characters’!