Baby giraffes rule! Don’t miss the adorable new addition born on December 24, 2020, in Grasslands Africa. And don’t miss the opportunity to feed a giraffe at the Williams Family Giraffe Encounter where you’ll be eye-to-eye with our giraffes.

Did You Know?

Shrubland & Savanna
25 Years
Vulnerable Declining Population
1,750-2,800 pounds


Fragmented across Sub-Saharan Africa

Giraffes evolved an ability to adapt to a variety of ecosystems. They are most often found in savanna/woodland habitats, but range widely throughout Africa. They are browsers that subsist on a variable diet that includes leaves, stems, flowers, and fruits. They do not need to drink on a daily basis.

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