Adelaide Zoo
Woman feeding a Giraffe a carrot at Adelaide Zoo

Hand feed a gentle giant

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be knee-high to a giraffe?

Come face-to-face with the world’s tallest living mammal as they wrestle a carrot from your hands!

Marvel at the size of these magnificent creatures and learn all about Adelaide Zoo’s ginormous giraffes, Kimya and Nolean.

Highlights of this experience

  • Hand feed one of the ginormous giraffes their favourite treat – carrots!
  • Learn all about this incredible species from one of our dedicated keepers

Giraffe have a unique pattern on their coat which, just like humans’ fingerprints, are unique to each animal.

The average length of a giraffe’s tongue is 21 inches.

How your ticket helps our conservation efforts

Sadly, giraffe are facing trouble in the wild. Habitat loss, poaching and civil unrest has seen giraffe numbers plummet from around 155,000 in 1985 to about 70,000 today.

We’re committed to continuing our successful giraffe breeding program at our sister wildlife park, Monarto Safari Park, to ensure generations to come can enjoy the wonder of these gentle giants. Every calf born is an important contribution to the breeding program working to secure the future of the species.

We’re also proud to partner with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation to raise valuable funds for Twiga Tracker, the largest giraffe GPS satellite tracking programme in Africa to learn more about giraffes’ spatial movements and habitat use in the wild. This project has local groups in Uganda working to save the Nubian Giraffe, a unique subspecies that is vital to maintaining genetic diversity within the world’s giraffe population.

By participating in Giraffe Feed, your support will help us continue our important conservation work to ensure these gentle giants stay a stride ahead of extinction. To support us even further you can also adopt our giraffe or make a tax deductible donation.

Want to get involved? You can help!

Adopt or donate