For the tallest living mammal on our planet, it’s only fitting that we celebrate them around the longest day of the year: June 21 is World Giraffe Day! Join us in discovering what makes giraffes so amazing and how you can help San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance protect this threatened species through our African savanna conservation hub.
World Giraffe Day
Watch and Read
How do you move a herd of stranded giraffes from an island to a safer mainland habitat? Conservation takes a little creativity! Read about one of our latest collaborative efforts to protect giraffes alongside our innovative partners in Kenya.
TikTok Don't Stop
Join us at 3 p.m. PDT on June 21 for a very special TikTok live from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park! You'll meet the tower, hear from wildlife care specialists about what it takes to care for Earth's tallest animals, and so much more.
Be a Wildlife Ally
Help Spot Giraffes
Visit wildwatchkenya.org to identify giraffes in photos taken by remote field cameras. Your sharp eyes help our conservation researchers understand and protect savanna wildlife.
For Kids (and the young at heart)
Ty the Quiet Giraffe
Ty’s heartwarming tale, written by Carrie Hasler and illustrated by Barbara Ball, is San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Press’ first children’s picture book. The story helps teach kids about acceptance and the importance of friendship, and also includes fun facts about giraffes.
The Great Giraffe Word Safari
Are you ready to stick your neck out for a challenge? Look up, down, forward, backward, and diagonally to find all the giraffe-related words we've hidden in this puzzle on the San Diego Zoo Kids page!