Face-To-Face Giraffe Feedings Debut @ LA ZOO

By Selena Hughes February 17, 2017

Los Angeles Zoo

5333 Zoo Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90027


Want to stand face-to-face with a giraffe?  You can daily at the Los Angeles Zoo's new interactive Giraffe Feedings at 11 am and 2:30 pm, which officially debuts this month as part of the Zoo's yearlong 50th anniversary "ZooLAbration."  At Giraffe Feedings, guests learn about the world's tallest land mammal from Zoo Education Specialists, who share facts about the Masai giraffes' daily lives at the Zoo, where they can eat 70 to 80 pounds of up to 100 different species of plants a day and feed for 16 to 20 hours.

"Standing 16-20 feet tall, giraffes have always been a favorite amongst children.  Now at the L.A. Zoo, guests of all ages can get up close and personal with one of our Masai giraffes, look into her eyes, and even hear her snort.  When she extends her 14-inch long tongue to grab the food right out of your hand, it’s an unforgettable experience that fosters a deeper connection to a species that needs our help."

Giraffe Feedings are $5 per person with paid Zoo admission, which is $20 for general admission (ages 13 to 61); $17 for seniors (ages 62+), and $15 for children (ages 2 to 12) for non-members.  Guests can purchase tickets (cash only) for the Giraffe Feedings at the exhibit just prior to start times for the activity, which is subject to weather-related changes, especially on rainy days. 


The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens marks its 50th anniversary with a yearlong "ZooLAbration" of its November 28, 1966, opening that spotlights not only its key role as a world-class destination and an important community asset but also its critical successes in conservation, quality of life and premier care for animals.  Having recently completed a $172 million master plan which significantly improved the Zoo facility, the 50th anniversary coincides with the early planning stages of a new Master Plan for the future.