Whipsnade Zoo's youngest giraffe is celebrating his birthday in style.   

Where has that year gone?! Our youngest giraffe celebrated his 1st birthday on 26 April 2020 with a special birthday 'cake'. 

Zoo life continues for our animals and keepers while we're closed to the public. 

We’ll make sure you don’t miss out on any animal milestones. And if you'd like to celebrate Khari's birthday by making a donation, it will make a real difference. Thank you.


  • Reticulated giraffe Khari at Whipsnade Zoo
    Giraffa reticulata

    Reticulated giraffe

    Giraffes have the same number of neck bones as people, their heart beats twice as fast as human's and they stand at 2 metres tall as new a new born giraffe.

  • A woman and a boy feeding a giraffe as part of the Meet the Giraffes experience at Whipsnade Zoo

    Meet the Giraffes at Whipsnade Zoo

    Get up close to the world's tallest animals with this special Meet the Giraffes experience.

  • A group of Keeper for a Day experience participants with a giraffe

    Keeper for a Day at Whipsnade Zoo

    The only Keeper for a Day experience in the UK where you get to work with rhinos, giraffes and elephants all in one day.