Event type
Animal Awareness Day
Event status
21 June - 23 June
11:00 - 17:00
Free with zoo entry

It's World Giraffe Day on Friday 21 June.

On the longest day of the year, we're celebrating our longest necked animal, and we're stretching out the celebrations over the whole weekend too! Join the fun on Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June 2024.

Whipsnade Zoo is home to an incredible Tower of giraffes, so come along and meet the whole family and Stand Tall to help raise awareness of their plight in the wild.

Giraffe calf Wilfred eating browse on a sunny day at Whipsnade Zoo
keeper at whipsnade zoo

Where will World Giraffe Day activities take place?

Please check our talk boards to find out more but all of our activities will take place up by our Giraffe enclosure and house. So join us for special talks, keeper Q&As, activities, games, and tall tales. There'll be a chance to buy extra giraffey items in the shop as well.

All activities are included in the cost of your zoo ticket or membership. 

Why should we celebrate giraffes?

An iconic symbol of the African Savanna, these majestic animals are threatened with extinction and urgently need our help. In the last 60 years alone, the reticulated giraffe has lost a staggering 80% of its population, and this will continue to plummet unless we step up. So join us for our giraffe day celebrations, and learn how ZSL is helping these incredible animals. 

Member, Fellow and Patron special: Collect a giraffe pin badge!

On all three celebration days, you can snap up your very own pin badge to celebrate these incredible species. Simply pop over to the giraffes when activities take place and show your membership card to a member of staff. But hurry, the pin badges are limited and will be handed out on a first-come first-served basis.

Become a Zoo member and you can also enjoy a whole year of unlimited Zoo visits including other animal celebration days!


Ijuma the giraffe at Whipsnade Zoo
Giraffes at Whipsnade Zoo, in front of giraffe viewing platform.

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