Giraffes are vulnerable to extinction but they have still not been listen under the US Endangered Species Act.
He said he felt he had some responsibility to make sure that doesn't happen to (his children). He described his decision to move to the US as one that put his family and mental health first.
The species currently numbers around 19,000, found in the wild across southern Africa, according to the conservation group save the rhino.
Residents were asked to stay indoors while dozens of police officers, firefighters, wildlife ministry agents and volunteers from Sauvetage Animal Rescue searched for the bear.
The zoo closed in March 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic hit and reopened in July before shutting down again in November.
The bird, named Echo, lives at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo which is where he was filmed seemingly crying and screaming.
According to local sources, the little girl, Donia, inserted her hand through one of the holes in the protection net of the lion's cage, where the lion bit her hand. The girl was being accompanied by her father who was busy taking a souvenir picture of her.