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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 here.

Free kids activities

Get crafty with these free, downloadable activities!

Giraffe colouring-in
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 Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF). 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.

The giraffe is classified by the IUCN 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.


June 21
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Monarto Safari Park
Old Princes Highway
Monarto South, SA 5254 Australia
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+ 61 8 8534 4100

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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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