Giraffe Feeding

Join the Zoo Atlanta Team and hand-feed the tallest living land mammals! 

Get facetoface with the tallest animals on the savanna and feed the giraffes at Twiga Terrace! 

Daily, weather permitting. 

TIME: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

$4 - Debit or Credit only
All Ages*

*Children 3 years old and under must be held by a guardian during the feeding experience. Guests 15 years old and under must be joined by an adult in the feeding area.

Please note that in the event of rain, or on a day following heavy rains, the giraffes may not be in their habitat.

Giraffe Feeding FAQS:

Where can I purchase a ticket for giraffe feeding? 
Giraffe feedings can be purchased on Twiga Terrace. We are only able to accept credit and debit card transactions. 

How much does it cost to feed the giraffes? 
The opportunity to feed the giraffes costs $4 per feeding. One feeding includes two pieces of lettuce. Individuals who wish to feed may purchase multiple feedings for additional pieces of lettuce. 

Is this experience available year-round? 
Giraffe Feeding will not be available when daily temperatures are too cold for giraffes to be in their outdoor habitat for much of the day. Giraffe feeding may also be closed on days when it is raining or has rained heavily over the past 48 hours. Feeding is generally offered spring through fall. 

What will I be feeding the giraffes? 
You will be feeding the giraffes romaine lettuce, a regular part of their diet. 

Can I bring my own food from home to feed the giraffes? 
For the safety of the animals, you are only permitted to feed the food that is provided by the Zoo. The giraffes are on a diet that is carefully monitored and approved by the Zoo Atlanta Veterinary Team.  

Can my children participate? 
Yes! For the safety of your children, close parental supervision is required for children under 8 years old. Individuals 15 and under are required to be accompanied by an adult. Individuals who do not plan on feeding may accompany guests who are feeding without purchasing a ticket. 

What if the giraffes won’t come over to eat? 
Giraffe Feeding is voluntary for the animals, and they have the option to not participate. In the event you have purchased a feeding and the giraffes are not eating, you will be able to receive a refund or token to be used on another visit. 

Can I pet the giraffes? 
For the safety of both guests and animals, petting or touching the giraffes is not permitted.  

Can I purchase giraffe feeding in advance of my visit? 
Due to the variable nature of Giraffe Feeding, advance purchase is not available. Feedings must be purchased from the Twiga Terrace Giraffe Guides during your Zoo visit. As the giraffes are on a monitored diet, there is a limit to the number of feedings that are offered. Feedings are first-come, first-served. 

Is Twiga Terrace wheelchair accessible? 
Yes! Twiga Terrace is ADA accessible. 

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