World Giraffe Day

June 21

10:30 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 if you live in the Southern Hemisphere)!

  • Enjoy special Keeper Talks from the Giraffe Care Team.
  • Discover giraffe adaptions through hands-on activities.
  • Meet Abu, Etana or Isooba up-close on our giraffe feeding platform, Twiga Terrace (weather and animal dependent).
  • Support giraffe conservation with a special Animal Awareness Day tote bag. All proceeds will be donated to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.

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 more than 50 percent in the last 30 years, and it is estimated that there are only about 8,700 individuals in the wild. Their decline is attributed to habitat loss, deterioration of habitat and illegal poaching.

How is Zoo Atlanta helping?

As one of the Zoo’s Quarters for Conservation projects for 2019-2020, Zoo Atlanta is working with 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 by saying no to single-use plastics like straws and plastic bags.

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