World Giraffe Day!

Come join us in celebrating the Fourth Annual “World Giraffe Day” at Oakland Zoo! With less than 80,000 giraffe remaining in the wild, the time to act is NOW.

All funds raised from raffles and tickets purchased to feed our giraffes on this special day go to the Reticulated Giraffe Project in Kenya. Celebrate the world’s tallest land mammal on the longest day of the year!

Date and Time

Wednesday, June 21 from 10:00am to 2:30pm (see exact feeding times below)

Cost and Fees

Giraffe feedings are $15 per person in addition to Zoo admission. All children need to be accompanied by an adult. Please note that both adults and children over 2 years old require tickets to be on the deck. Advanced tickets are SOLD OUT. A small number of tickets will be available for purchase at the Zoo on June 21. Quantities are extremely limited -- arrive early for the best chance of getting tickets! All proceeds collected from giraffe feedings go directly to help save giraffes in the wild!

Location

Giraffe feedings will take place at the giraffe exhibit. Guests must be able to walk on uneven terrain, including through grass and dirt. The line for feedings will begin across from the Simba Pori Lion Exhibit stairs. Day-of tickets, raffles, and activity stations will also be along the front of the giraffe exhibit.

Registration

No registration is required. A limited number of tickets will be available at the Zoo on June 21st.

Contact

Contact: Giraffe Keeper Jessica
Email: jreal@oaklandzoo.org
Phone: (510)632-9525 x166

Additional Program Information

Raffle prizes: a painting done by Benghazi the giraffe, a chance to shadow a zoo keeper for a day, and a private behind the scenes giraffe tour! Advanced ticket holders can either print out tickets or have the ticket open and displayed on a smart phone. Both children over 2 years and their parents need tickets to be on the deck. No petting or touching the giraffe is allowed. Pictures permitted. Guests can also participate in a raffle, with all proceeds going to the Reticulated Giraffe Project. Participants do not need to be present to win. Raffle is $2 each or 3 for $5. Prizes include: a painting done by Benghazi the giraffe, a chance to shadow a zoo keeper for a day, and a private behind the scenes giraffe tour for 6 guests! GIRAFFE FEEDINGS will be held at:

  • 10:00am
  • 11:30am
  • 1:00pm
  • 2:30pm

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