World Giraffe Day At The Zoo

Celebrate This Saturday

June 19, 2018

You can help giraffes and have fun at the same time this Saturday at the World Giraffe Day celebration at the Henry Vilas Zoo. World Giraffe Day is an initiative of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, celebrated every year around the longest day of the year to raise awareness for our favorite long-necked friends.

By supporting World Giraffe Day, you can support giraffe conservation efforts in the wild to secure a future for these majestic animals in Africa. With less than 90,000 giraffe remaining in the wild, there's no time to waste. 

The party happens this Saturday, June 23rd from 12:30-3:30pm with lots of fun and educational activities, including making treats for giraffes Wally and Eddie, meeting giraffe keepers, decorating the zoo in chalk with your very best giraffe drawings, and more. 

The zoo is partnering with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation and their conservation project, Operation Twiga III. During the event, the zoo will accept monetary donations for Operation Twiga as well as donations of hand-held GPS units (Garmin Etrex 10, 20 or 30 or similar) and SD cards (16gb or larger).

Find out more about the Giraffe Conservation Foundation here.