Help us celebrate the tallest living animal on the planet!
World Giraffe Day is an exciting event initiated by our conservation partners, the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, to raise awareness for giraffes and the challenges they face in the wild on the longest day or night of the year (depending on which hemisphere you live).
Did you know that giraffes are now classified as vulnerable by the IUCN with less than 70,000 estimated to remain in the wild?
Survival for species is as vulnerable as a newborn giraffe calf, much like the tiny calf born at Monarto Safari park in May who is now receiving around-the-clock care. You can help us to create a brighter future for giraffe and other species by making a tax deductible End of Financial Year donation.
Help us create a brighter future
Wear orange or come dressed in your spotty best!
Come dressed as your best giraffe or in orange to enter our best-dressed competition to win a Giraffe Feed! Can’t make it on the day? Post a snap of your costume on our Facebook post on World Giraffe Day.
Giraffe Keeper Talk – 1.30pm
Join Adelaide Zoo’s three beautiful giraffes – lanky little Azizi, 1-year-old Nolean and 16-year-old Kimya – to hear all about this iconic species from one of their dedicated keepers.
Free kids activities
Get crafty with these free, downloadable activities!
Draw your own Giraffe
Follow my lead
Giraffe mask Zoos SA and GCF
As a conservation charity, Zoos SA is a long term supporter of giraffe conservation in the wild through the
. 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. Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF)
The giraffe is classified by the
as being vulnerable to extinction with the population decline referred to as ‘The Silent Extinction’. There are thought to be only 68,000 giraffes left in the wild. IUCN