Mother giraffe with baby.
June 21, 2021

World Giraffe Day

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.

Watch and Read

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Collaborative Conservation

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.

Ruko to the Rescue

Herd of giraffes in savanna habitat

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.

Tune In 

Wild giraffes in Kenya.

Videos

Tracking Threatened Giraffes

Giraffe Orphanage in Kenya

 

Watch a livestream view of giraffes (and other wildlife) at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. 

Giraffe Cam

Giraffes in wild.

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)

Cover of children's book "Ty the Quiet Giraffe"

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.

Bring Home Ty's Story

Giraffe licking its nose.

Read About Giraffes

Giraffe in front of silhouettes.

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!

San Diego Zoo Kids

Giraffe Coloring page

Giraffe Coloring Page

Get out your crayons, paints, or use your favorite coloring app, and color this herd of giraffes the way you like it!

Giraffe Coloring Page

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