Monarto Safari Park

Celebrate World Giraffe Day with the largest herd in Australia

Friday 21 June

These leggy legends can run as fast as 50 kilometres per hour, only needs between 5-30 minutes of sleep per day and have a bluish-purple tongue that’s between 45-50 centimeters long!

Visit Monarto Safari Park on World Giraffe Day to spend the day at the waterhole with these graceful giants. With your support by visiting, booking into Giraffe Safari or purchasing a spotty souvenir from the shop, you’re supporting giraffe at the park and in the wild.

Giraffe Keeper Talk

11:05am at the Waterhole (Giraffe Platform)

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 safari!

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 heart space (middle) of the Visitor Centre.

Feed a giant

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

Head behind the scenes with the whole family for a wild experience at Giraffe Safari.

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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 117,000 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 here at 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.

Thank you also to our Habitat Sponsors Omnia for their help in supporting the giraffe at Monarto Safari Park all year round.

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 beautiful giraffes in the waterhole 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

Other Events

Pawprint paint splodges on white background. Orange text reads 'Art against Extinction'

Art against extinction exhibition

August 1 @ 9:30 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm
Cartoon T-Rex dinosaur roaring next to a Triceratops on a bushland background. Beige text on forest green block reads "Ancient Ancestors"

Animal Ancestors School Holidays

July 6 @ 9:30 am - July 21 @ 5:00 pm

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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