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Giraffe Encounters


Experience the Zoo in a whole new way with our Giraffe Encounter program! During your personal tour of the giraffe exhibit, you'll discover how our keepers take care of these amazing animals.

We'll then head behind the scenes and go upstairs into the giraffe house.

You'll get to see eye to eye with the tallest mammal on land! Watch our keepers go through a training session with the giraffes and then we'll head back downstairs where you will get a chance to hand-feed a member of Niabi Zoo’s giraffe herd and take a picture or two with these amazing animals.

Times and Dates:

Available even while the Zoo is closed for the winter!

Duration: Approximately 40 minutes

Times offered: Reservations required, offered Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday at 9:00am

Maximum: 4 participants

Minimum: 2 participants

Cost: $50/person (includes Zoo admission) $40/zoo members

General Information:

Children ages 5 and up are permitted with paying adult
Youth over the age of 15 are permitted to tour solo with the written permission of an adult or guardian.
You must wear closed toed shoes!

All participants must sign a liability waiver.

Following your experience, a high-res photo of one of the giraffes will be emailed to you. No personal cameras, videos or photos of any kind will be permitted. 

Programs involving zoo animals are subject to change or cancellation based on animal needs. However, every effort will be made to offer alternate areas or reschedule tours.


Please complete an Animal Encounter Request Form and email it to