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Save the Hippos and Zebras

With African Parks

two zebras cooing each other in the field

Zebras are strikingly beautiful animals known for their black-and-white striped coats. 

They are native to Africa and are often spotted in savannas, grasslands, and woodlands. 

Zebras are herbivores and, like hippos, are social animals, often found in herds. 

Their distinct stripes serve as both camouflage and a means of group identification.

Zebras, although not currently classified as endangered, are threatened by habitat loss and the illegal wildlife trade.

Hippos, short for Hippopotamuses, are semi-aquatic mammals known for their massive size and distinctive appearance. 

These magnificent creatures are often found in rivers and lakes in Africa, living in close-knit social groups. 

Hippos are herbivores and are known for their impressive tusks and powerful jaws. 

They are among the most iconic animals on the African continent, captivating visitors with their unique blend of power and grace.

They are particularly vulnerable due to habitat destruction and hunting for their ivory teeth. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) classifies hippos as "Vulnerable."

hippo peeking up from under the water as it swims

Both hippos and zebras are facing increasing threats to their survival in the wild. Habitat loss, poaching, and human-wildlife conflicts pose significant challenges to their populations.


African Parks is committed to the protection and conservation of African wildlife, including hippos and zebras. African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that assumes the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. African Parks currently manages 22 national parks and protected areas in 12 countries covering over 20 million hectares.

The organisation was founded in 2000 in response to the dramatic decline of protected areas due to poor management and lack of funding. African Parks utilises a clear business approach to conserving Africa’s wildlife and remaining wild areas, securing vast landscapes and carrying out the necessary activities needed to protect the parks and their wildlife. African Parks maintains a strong focus on economic development and poverty alleviation of surrounding communities to ensure that each park is ecologically, socially, and financially sustainable in the long-term.

10% of profits on our hippo and zebra socks are donated to African Parks

We donate 10% of profits from your 

hippo and zebra socks to

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Our philosophy

​​Restoring the biodiversity of our planet and its varied species is at the core of Bare Kind’s mission. By donating 10% of gross profits to charities that support the animals on our socks, we can continue fighting the fight against species extinction.

Bare Kind has been able to achieve an all-time high of donations in recent years. The business expanded its sock range to 40+ pairs and supports 25+ charities.

Our Charity Impact Reports highlight the projects we have been able to fund with our charity partners and the incredible animals we support. 

Our hope is that something as humble as a pair of socks can make a lasting impression on our world and change it for the better. A huge thank you goes out to all our customers who have wanted to make a difference and empower the restoration of our planet with their socks.