Giraffes like Denver have a specially adapted tongue and mouth that allow them to eat thorny branches without getting poked. They also have thick sticky saliva that coats any thorns consumed to protect… more ›
Today giraffe care staff Carlos is here to talk about enrichment! The new shade structure in our giraffe habitat allows for more locations to attach puzzle feeders and browse at around 18 feet… more ›
Did you know that giraffes are ruminants with four stomach chambers? This complex digestive system helps them break down tough materials like leaves. One step in their digestive process is to regurgitate food… more ›
The giraffes are continuing to enjoy this newer enrichment device that allows their care staff to hang browse up at giraffe height! This provides the giraffes with another location in their habitat for… more ›
Today we’re Bringing the Zoo to You with another calm moment with our giraffes. Watch till the end to see what a giraffe sneeze looks like!
Take a peek at this special moment we caught between our two giraffes, Jasiri and Denver! Can you tell who is who? Hint: Jasiri is taller and has larger ossicones, or horn-like structures,… more ›
Reeeeach! A giraffe’s tongue is around one inch long for every foot the giraffe is tall. This length helps giraffes reach up into trees to browse on leaves. Their tongue is also prehensile,… more ›
We sure do miss you here at the giraffe feeding platform, so today we’re Bringing the Zoo to You with a virtual giraffe feed!
Who would like to eat lunch with Jasiri? Enjoy this video of Jasiri the giraffe enjoying some browse and listen to the sounds of the Zoo as we continue Bringing the Zoo to… more ›
Reid Park Zoo celebrated a milestone birthday over the weekend: Denver the giraffe turned 31! The median life expectancy for giraffes is 19 years, making this a particularly significant birthday to honor. Denver… more ›