It’s fitting that the day we honor these towering marvels is also the summer solstice, when the sun brightens the sky the longest. Join in our cyber-celebration by exploring the links below. Enjoy videos and articles that bring you into the herd. Discover the dangers to giraffes’ future and learn how we’re helping—and how you can, too. Click away and make it a "giraffic" day!
World Giraffe Day
Watch and Read
Watch a live stream view of our giraffes (and other wildlife) at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. See if you can spot the newest herd member, Zahara, born April 4, 2020.
Stretch Your Knowledge
Learn all about this amazing species, and what San Diego Zoo Global is doing to help giraffes in Kenya.
For Kids (and the young at heart)
The Great Giraffe Search
Giraffes are good at spotting other animals—are you? We’ve hidden 50 giraffes on the San Diego Zoo Kids website. How many can you find? Look in the animal pages, stories, and activity instructions. Look carefully, and have fun!