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Little Azizi is turning one!

Born at Monarto Safari Park, Azizi was moved to Adelaide Zoo at just a few days old for hand raising after keepers noticed he wasn’t getting the vital nutrients he needed from mum.

The young giraffe was moved to Adelaide Zoo where he received round-the-clock care and has since thrived with fellow lofty pals 2-year-old Nolean and 17-year-old Kimya.

Celebrate a year of wild memories with Azizi this Sunday, 16 January!

Book tickets

Keeper Talk 1:30pm

Join our towering trio for a ginormous celebration with special enrichment for the birthday boy, his lofty companions and the meerkats.

Dress like a giraffe

Help us raise awareness for this amazing species by dressing up like a giraffe or wear something orange or spotty on the day. Say ‘Happy Birthday Azizi’ at the Zoo Shop for a free giraffe face mask!

Colour in Azizi!

Keeper Eli has created a wonderful colouring activity featuring Adelaide Zoo’s tall trio for kids (or adults). Click on the image to download, print and colour-in! Bring your creations to the Zoo Shop on Sunday to be displayed.

Giraffe quiz competition

Think you know everything there is to know about the world’s tallest living mammal? Take our quiz and you’ll be in the running to win an exclusive video from the birthday boy himself*!

Take the quiz

Products for the giraffe-obsessed

Pop into the Zoo Shop to see our full range of giraffe-inspired products including eco-friendly Ecokins toys, raincoats, socks, keyrings, homewares and ornaments!

Shop now

Safeguarding a future for our gentle giants

The giraffe is classified as being vulnerable to extinction by the IUCN with less than 69,000 estimated to remain in the wild.

As a conservation charity, we’re proud to have the most successful giraffe breeding program in Australasia at our sister site, Monarto Safari Park.

Zoos SA is also a long term supporter of giraffe conservation in the wild through the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF). The GCF is committed to a sustainable future for all giraffe populations in the wild. Our support (provided through funds from visits to our sites and participation in giraffe experiences) has helped to purchase GPS satellite tracking units that provide a better understanding of wild giraffes’ spatial movements and habitat use and therefore inform effective conservation and planning.

You can help us create a brighter future for giraffe and other species, by Adopting a Giraffe or making a donation today.

*Giraffe quiz competition: Prize includes an exclusive video message from Adelaide Zoo’s giraffes. Entries open 6.00am ACDT Friday 14 January 2022 and close 5.00pm ACDT Friday 21 January 2022. This competition is a ‘game of chance’, Zoos SA will decide the winner at random. The winner will be drawn and contacted by Monday 24 January 2022. Zoos SA will not be responsible for a replacement prize if winner is unable to use the prize as described. Prize is not transferable and cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash. This competition is run by Zoos South Australia (ABN: 38 750 470 952) located at Adelaide Zoo, Frome Road, Adelaide South Australia 5000 and is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or any other social media platforms. All enquiries should therefore be directed to Zoos South Australia (Zoos SA).


January 16
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Adelaide Zoo
Frome Road
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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+ 61 8 8267 3255

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About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction.

Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging.

We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.


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