World Giraffe Day

World Giraffe Day


Come join us in celebrating the Fifth Annual “World Giraffe Day” at Oakland Zoo!

With less than 80,000 giraffe remaining in the wild, the time to act is NOW. All funds raised from raffles and tickets purchased to feed our giraffes on this special day go to the  Reticulated Giraffe Project in Kenya .

This year Oakland Zoo will be celebrating this international day one week early, on Saturday, June 16th, 2018.

Cost and fees 

Giraffe feedings are $15 per person in addition to Zoo admission. All children need to be accompanied by an adult. Please note that both adults and children over 2 years old require tickets to be on the deck. Advanced tickets are Sold Out, but you can also purchase tickets first come, first serve in front of the giraffe exhibit on June 16th. QUANTITIES ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED -- arrive early for the best chance of getting tickets! All proceeds collected from giraffe feedings go directly to help save giraffes in the wild!


Giraffe feedings will take place at the giraffe exhibit.Guests must be able to walk on uneven terrain, including through grass and dirt.

The line for feedings will begin across from the Simba Pori Lion Exhibit stairs. Day-of tickets, raffles, and activity stations will also be along the front of the giraffe exhibit. 

Feeding Times

Giraffe feedings for ticket holders will be held at:

  • 10:00am 
  • 11:30am 
  • 1:00pm 
  • 2:30pm 

Additional Program Information

  • Advanced ticket holders can either print out tickets or have the ticket open and displayed on a smart phone. 
  • Both children over 2 years and their parents need tickets to be on the deck. 
  • No petting or touching the giraffe is allowed. 
  • Pictures are permitted. 
  • Guests can also participate in a raffle, with all proceeds going to the Reticulated Giraffe Project. Participants do not need to be present to win. Raffle tickets are $5 and purchased at the raffle table. Prizes include: a painting done by Benghazi the giraffe, an opportunity to come watch Benghazi make a painting, a chance to shadow a zoo keeper for a day, and a private behind the scenes giraffe tour for 6 guests!


For more information contact Giraffe Keeper Jessica by email at or by phone at (510)632-9525 x166

Event Info

  • Dates: June 16, 2018
  • Location: Oakland Zoo
  • Address: 9777 Golf Links Rd., Oakland, CA 94605
  • Phone: (510)632-9525 x166
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Price: Included with Regular Zoo Admission
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