Celebrate World Giraffe Day at Zoo Atlanta
Friday, June 20, 2014
The longest day of the year turns the spotlight on Earth’s tallest creatures on June 21
Zoo Atlanta joins the Giraffe Conservation Foundation and other zoos and partners around the globe in observing the first-annual World Giraffe Day on Saturday, June 21, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.
Special activities will include a Giraffe Keeper Q & A, giraffe facts for kids and a coloring craft near the home of Atlanta’s resident giraffe herd. The Zoo is currently home to four males: Abu, Etana, Isooba and Zuberi. Guests are encouraged to enjoy a closer view from the Twiga Terrace giraffe deck, which provides memorable close encounters and exclusive feeding experiences with the members of the herd. Giraffe feeding is open daily from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.
Native to grasslands and open woodlands in eastern Africa, giraffes are Earth’s tallest living land animals. They are not currently classified as endangered, but wild populations face decline as a result of habitat loss.
Activities are free for Zoo Atlanta Members; free with general admission. Get tickets and details here.