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Giraffe Feeding

Back open for spring!

No more admiring from afar – now, you can feed the giraffes from the all-new Twiga Terrace! Stand eye-to-eye with Earth’s tallest living land mammals, and hand-feed them part of their regular diet.

$3 per guest; availability may be subject to change due to weather, animal needs or daily capacity.

Giraffe Feeding FAQs

When can I feed the giraffes?
Giraffe feeding Saturdays at 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 – 3:30 p.m. Times and availability may be subject to change due to weather, animal needs or daily capacity.

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 only. Feeding is first-come, first-serve.

Is Twiga Terrace wheelchair accessible?
Yes.