Help us celebrate the tallest living animal on the longest day of the year!
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.
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 – 2.10pm
Join Monarto Safari Park’s gorgeous giraffe herd to hear all about this iconic species from one of their dedicated keepers at the Waterhole Platform.
Additional Giraffe Safari
We know we will go wild on World Giraffe Day but the big question is, will you? To celebrate, we’ve added an additional Giraffe Safari to the day so that we can share the wonder of our leggy friends with as many of you as possible. Find out more
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