Giraffe Heights

Giraffes at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Come face-to-face with the tallest mammal in the world at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s Giraffe platform! Our custom built enclosure offers a high level viewing platform, allowing you to get closer than ever to these amazing creatures.

Nuru and Bashu with keeper Anusia

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Our latest addition to the herd is calf Khari, born to first time mum Luna and dad Bashu on Friday 26 April 2019.

Khari is a very confident calf and is very inquisitive about his new surroundings. 

Giraffe calf Khari outside in the sunshine

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Meet the Giraffes at Whipsnade Zoo

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Get up close to the world's tallest animals with this special Meet the Giraffes experience.

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Giraffe calf Khari outside in the sunshine

Our giraffe calf Khari, born on 26 April 2019, has been enjoying the sunshine!

Meet the Giraffes at Whipsnade Zoo

Get up close to the world's tallest animals with this special Meet the Giraffes experience at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo!

Luna the giraffe

Come face-to-face with the tallest mammal in the world at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Nuru the giraffe enjoys her birthday treat at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Nuru the giraffe celebrated her third birthday on 24 February 2019 with a special birthday cake

Mum and son feeding the giraffes for Meet the Giraffes experience

 

Get up close to the world's tallest animals with this special Meet the Giraffes experience.

 

£54 per person

Enjoy feeding our giraffes their lunch whilst an expert zoo keeper tells you about our giraffe herd, as well as some fascinating giraffe facts.

Meet the Giraffes experience includes:

  • Meet and feed our giraffes
  • Meet an expert zoo keeper and discover more about our giraffes 

 

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Based on the new Government Guidance that recently came into place surrounding the wearing of facemasks, we are now asking all our Meet the Giraffes participants who are over the age of 11 and not on exempt to wear a mask during their experience. You will need to bring your own facemask with you. 

What to expect on the day

This 20 minute VIP experience begins with a health and safety briefing from our expert zoo keeper who will then take you to our special giraffe feeding area, which takes you up close to our giraffe herd. You will then help our zoo keeper hand feed the giraffe whilst learning more about this amazing species. There will be a maximum of six people taking part in the experience, giving you lots of time with our giraffes and zoo keeper.

Important information to know before you book

  • Admission to the zoo is not included and must be purchased separately
  • Participants must be 3 years of age or older.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Each adult must also have a valid Meet the Giraffes ticket. No more than 2 children per adult
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers cannot participate.
  • Participants with learning or visual impairment must be accompanied by a carer. Accompanying carers can enter the VIP area free of charge but will not participate in the experience. 
  • Wheelchair access is available for this experience.
  • Please see our full terms and conditions for more information

If you have any questions about booking please feel free to contact us.


Availability

  • Meet the Giraffes takes place at 12:00pm, daily from late April through to October. 


Price

  • £54 per person

Please note: ZSL Gold members, Fellows and Patrons receive a 10% discount on this experience. If you are part of the ZSL family, your 10% discount will automatically be applied when logging in with the email address registered to your membership. Having trouble booking? Please call us to book on 0344 225 1826 or email experienceenquiries@zsl.org.


How to book

  • Book online here
  • Call us on 0344 225 1826

We also offer Meet the Giraffes as a gift voucher for someone. 

2021 Dates and Prices

Dates

Meet the Giraffes takes place at 12:00pm, daily from late April through to October. 

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Price

£54 per person


Call for reservations 0344 225 1826 or book online here
 

Giraffes at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
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