World Giraffe Day
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Stand tall! Join us to celebrate the longest-necked animal on the longest day of the year (or longest night depending on your hemisphere)! Stay tuned for World Giraffe Day activities to enjoy during your visit.
Activities are free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; free with general admission. Check the map for times and locations.
In the Wild…
Reticulated giraffes are listed as Endangered by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). Reticulated giraffe populations have declined by over 50% in the last 30 years. It is estimated that there around 8,700 individuals in the wild. The decline is attributed to habitat loss, deterioration of habitat and illegal poaching.
How does Zoo Atlanta Help?
In one of the Zoo’s conservation projects for 2019-2020, Zoo Atlanta supported the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF). GCF is the only NGO (non–government organization) that works closely with local governments and other partners to preserve giraffe populations and facilitate education programs across Africa.
You can help by sharing what you know about giraffes and their conservation status in the wild. You can also reduce your carbon footprint and say no to single-use plastics like straws and plastic bags.