Adelaide Zoo

Come along to celebrate the tallest animal in the zoo

Friday 21 June

What animal can run as fast as 50 kilometres per hour, only needs between 5-30 minutes of sleep per day and has a bluish-purple tongue that’s between 45-50 centimeters long?

Visit Adelaide Zoo on World Giraffe Day to spend the day with gentle giants Kimya, Nolean and Matumi. By visiting, taking part in a giraffe experience or picking up a spotty souvenir from the shop, you’re supporting these leggy legends not only at the zoo but also in the wild.

Giraffe Keeper Talk

1:15pm at the Giraffe Habitat

Wear your spots

Come dressed in spots, something yellow or your favourite orange outfit to raise awareness for this bold and beautiful animal. Little adventurers can collect a free finger puppet from admissions before you head off on your adventure!

Free face painting

12pm – 2pm

Show your love for this long-necked species by getting your face painted! Drop by the artist located in the Orientation Zone, just in from the main entrance and opposite the Zoo Shop.

Feed a giant

Smiling couple feeding a Giraffe carrots at Adelaide Zoo

Experience the thrill of watching a giraffe curl their tongue around a carrot and munch it right out of your hands.

Add a $15 Giraffe Feed to your zoo adventure.

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The silent extinction

While many people believe the giraffe species is safe, the International Union of Conservation has classified the species as vulnerable to extinction with less than 69,000 giraffe thought to be left in the wild.

What are we doing? 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 also partners with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation who are fighting to save the species throughout Africa. Our support has helped to purchase GPS satellite-tracking units that provide a better understanding of wild giraffes’ movements and habitat use to inform effective conservation and planning.

With your help we can save giraffe before it’s too late…


Cheers to giraffe!


Celebrate with a bottle of the Kimbolton Fiano ‘giraffe’ wine with crisp, citrus characters, delicious fresh pear, honey hints and a rich texture on the palate.

Purchase a bottle from the shop or Kimbolton Cellar Door. 

Pull up your socks


Show your love for giraffes with a pair of ridiculously comfy bamboo socks with part proceeds supporting Zoos SA’s vital conservation work.

Purchase a pair from the Zoo and Safari Shop.

Track a giraffe in the wild


In partnership with the Somali Giraffe Project, with the Fahlo Trek Bracelet you can follow a giraffe’s journey in the wild. Get their name and picture, and learn about their unique story.

Get yours at the Zoo and Safari Shop.

Adopt a giraffe

Support the zoo’s beautiful giraffes Kimya, Nolean and Matumi and provide vital funds for our conservation partners who are working hard to save their species in the wild.

Become an animal adopter or gift this special adoption to someone who loves giraffe and receive exclusive updates about this beautiful species.

Adopt now