World Giraffe Day is a global celebration of these amazing and much-loved animals while raising support and creating awareness of the challenges giraffe face in their natural habitat.
Giraffe are part of what’s called a “silent extinction,” meaning many people don’t realize populations across Africa have declined a staggering 30% in just the past thirty years.
Come meet our resident giraffes, Gage and Rafiki, whose gentle demeanor and popularity among guests make them great ambassadors for their counterparts across the world! You’ll learn about how you can take a stand to help conservation efforts for this threatened species.
Games and activities are included with regular Zoo admission. Giraffe feedings will run as scheduled. Giraffe feedings are $5 and can be purchased at the Admissions window or at the Giraffe Habitat. If paying at the habitat, we accept cash only.
Ever wonder what the inside a giraffe house looks like? Go behind-the-scenes with our hoofstock keepers to learn about the barn that Gage and Rafiki call home.
Two tours will be offered:
2:00 PM or 2:30 PM
Each tour will last approximately twenty minutes and are limited to fifteen participants per time slot.
$15 to reserve online in advance
$20 in-person on the day of the tour (if space is available)
There will also be paintings created by Gage and Rafiki for sale with all proceeds directly supporting the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.