Giraffe Feedings

Feed the giraffes from Twiga Terrace! Stand eye-to-eye with Earth’s tallest living land mammals, and hand-feed them part of their regular diet.

Giraffe Feeding FAQs:

When can I feed the giraffes?
Giraffe feeding times are from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 – 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. 

Is this experience available year-round?
When daily temperatures are too cold for giraffes to be on exhibit 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, as for their safety, giraffes do not enter their outdoor habitat in wet conditions. 

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

How much does it cost to feed the giraffes?
The cost is $3 for two pieces of romaine lettuce, which must be purchased from the Giraffe Guide stationed at Twiga Terrace.

Can I bring my own food from home to feed the giraffes?
No. The giraffes are on a diet that is carefully monitored and approved by the Zoo Atlanta Veterinary Team; for the safety of the animals, guests are asked not to offer any other food items.

Can my children participate?
Yes, but parental supervision is expected for children under 8.

What if the giraffes won’t come over to eat?
The giraffes are wild animals, and their participation is voluntary. Their appetites may vary, and there is no guarantee that they will eat.

Can I pet the giraffes?
Guests are asked not to touch the animals.

Can I purchase giraffe feeding in advance of my visit?
No; lettuce must be purchased from your Twiga Terrace Giraffe Guide during your Zoo visit; cash and credit are accepted. Feeding is first-come, first-serve.

Is Twiga Terrace wheelchair accessible?

Daily, weather dependent.
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
2 – 3:30 p.m.

All Ages

Children 3 years old and under must be held by a parent/guardian during the feeding experience.

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

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