giraffe april 2016

Watchtowers of the Savannah:

Giraffes are the tallest land animals. Smaller animals will watch giraffes to figure out if predators are close by.

A giraffe’s L-O-N-G tongue (18 to 20 inches) is black. Some scientists think this helps keep the tongue from getting sunburned.

Giraffes have seven neck bones—just like you, only bigger!

At Reid Park Zoo:

Keepers feed giraffes a variety of tree leaves, hay, lettuce, carrots, scallions, and popsicle treats.giraffe april 2016


When you visit the Giraffe Encounter program, you help raise thousands of dollars for Zoo field research and conservation projects every year. Thanks!giraffe feed sam


Species Name:
Reticulated Giraffe
Scientific Name:
Giraffa camelopardalis
Our Animal's Name(s):
Elinor (female, May 99), Denver (female, Feb 89), and Jasiri (male).
Proud Parents:
Lethia Singleton
Cindy & Darel Mayo
Alexis Cooley
Janie Suffecool
Jennifer Carner
Zoey Hinson
Rosanne Hamilton
John Furrier
River Kerr
Alex, Amy, Eliza & Mike Frissore
Janet Howard
Michael Cuno
Luka Dujmic
Karen & Kurt Kenagy
Sara Cavell
Allison Forbes
Karen McReynolds
Cruz-Lucas Robinson
Abby Williams
Suzanne Woosley
Kathy Petri
Linda Dunphy
Anna Boelman
Kinzee Anderson
Ruggieri Family
Erica & Janie Bressler
Patricia Bruno
Stephanie Gauvreau
Ann Koontz
Courtney Cowles