Clip | Giraffes: Africa's Gentle Giants - Giraffe Road Trip

Wildlife veterinarians in Uganda load up a specially built vehicle with a herd of Rothschild’s giraffes. Their destination is the other side of the Nile River, where they’ll be protected from the effects of oil drilling.

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This specially prepared vehicle has been paid for with the donations of hundreds of people from across the world.

JULIAN: If you've got giraffe in the boma, you don't relax until they're released.

I still get worried until that last giraffe runs out of a truck and is off safe and sound.

Murchison Falls has never seen anything like it.

The giraffes are seeing the world from an angle even higher than they're used to.

Because of its precious cargo, the convoy heads out slowly.

The team has put bars between the giraffes to help them stay upright.

It's such a delicate situation that eight men must ride up with them to keep constant watch, at the risk of being licked with a giant tongue...