The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park invites you to join us for World Giraffe Day on Thursday, June 21st, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Giraffes are classified as a Vulnerable species, and latest estimates indicate that their populations have declined by as much as 40% in the last twenty years, with fewer than 100,000 of them remaining in the wild. This means that giraffes need our support now more than ever.
During our World Giraffe Day event, visitors can enjoy a variety of free activities, including behind-the-scenes tours of the Giraffe Building, face painting, bounce house, children’s games and crafts, giraffe-themed craft sales (including some paintings done by our very own giraffes), and the chance to get up-close and personal with Hodari and Zuri on their own special day! Guests will learn more about conservation efforts underway in Africa and have the opportunity to help wild giraffes.
All proceeds from the day’s Giraffe Feeding Experience, craft table sales, train and carousel rides, plus 10% of all giraffe items sold in the Paws & Claws gift shop will be donated to Giraffe Conservation Foundation to help save giraffes!
Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) is the only non-government organization in the world that concentrates solely on the conservation and management of giraffes in the wild throughout Africa. The organization is dedicated to a sustainable future for all giraffe populations in the wild.
If you’re unable to join us at the zoo for World Giraffe Day, you can still contribute to giraffe conservation by participating in this special fundraiser.
The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park has been building memories connected to nature for over 50 years. People just like you in our community have marveled at seeing wild animals up close, forging connections, and creating memories. Thank you for your support!