World Giraffe Day
What is World Giraffe Day? It is a world-wide day of recognition for the longest necked animal on the planet. Take part in World Giraffe Day, established by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. During World Giraffe Day, the Zoo will have our Giraffe Landing Feeding Experience open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 100% of the proceeds will go directly towards saving giraffes in Africa. From 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Senior Veterinarian, Dr. Thomas deMaar will be present and answering questions. In addition, kids can participate in activities like giraffe mask making, while learning about giraffe conservation.
Giraffe are becoming one of the forgotten large mammals of the world. While everyone knows about the terrible waves of elephant poaching that continue to plague the African savannahs, the degree of giraffe destruction is even worse. There are estimated to be 500,000 elephants remaining, while only 100,000 giraffe are left.
For more information about World Giraffe Day, visit www.worldgiraffeday.org.