Giraffe Feeding Returns to Zoo Atlanta

By Zoo Atlanta August 12, 2020

Zoo Atlanta announces the return of its popular giraffe feeding opportunity, reintroducing guests to the chance to hand-feed one of Earth’s tallest living land mammals from the Twiga Terrace at the all-new African Savanna on select days and times. 

The program is currently available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to Noon, weather and animal interest permitting.

The giraffes at Zoo Atlanta – Abu, Etana and Isooba – share their habitat with zebras and ostriches and may be found at the highest point of the African Savanna, which opened in August 2019. The Savanna is also home to new and significantly expanded habitats for African elephants, meerkats, warthogs, and the complex’s newest addition, Mumbles, a 9-year-old southern white rhino.

For $3, guests may purchase two pieces of romaine lettuce, an aspect of the giraffes’ regular diet. Lettuce may only be purchased from a Giraffe Guide at Twiga Terrace and must be purchased using a credit or debit card only; Zoo Atlanta is not currently processing cash transactions.

While Zoo Atlanta does not require masks for persons under 10 years old to visit, to participate in this optional experience, all persons ages 2 years old and up will be required to wear masks without exception. Close parental supervision is required for children under 8 years old.

For guest guidelines, visit the Zoo’s Know Before You Visit page.

Timed tickets may be purchased at Zoo Atlanta and are first-come, first-served, as daily capacity will be limited.

Zoo Atlanta hours are Weekday hours is 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The last entry is 3:30 p.m.  The weekend hours is 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. The last entry is 4:30 p.m

Zoo Atlanta is located at 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta GA 30315. 404-624-9453 (WILD).  Zoo Atlanta is on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.  You can follow along with the fun by using Hashtag: #OnlyZooAtl.

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