Monarto Safari Park
Giraffe being hand fed a carrot during Giraffe Safari
Giraffe being hand fed a carrot during Giraffe Safari
Giraffe being hand fed a carrot during Giraffe Safari

Hand feed ginormous giraffe

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be knee-high to a giraffe? Experience the thrill of hand-feeding the majestic male giraffe in a beautiful, rarely-seen area of Monarto Safari Park.

Learn all about the species as well as the plight of giraffe in the wild, all while coming face-to-face with the world’s tallest mammals.

Highlights of this experience

  • Get up close to magnificent male giraffes
  • Hand feed them one of their favourite treats – carrots!
  • Get exclusive access to a special behind-the-scenes area

Monarto Safari Park is home to the largest giraffe herd in Australia and is the most successful giraffe breeding institution in Australasia, welcoming 48 calves.

The giraffe has one of the shortest sleep requirements of any mammal, averaging just two hours daily.

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

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, considered the most successful in Australasia, 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 purchasing a ticket to Giraffe Safari, 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

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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