Saturday June 18th, 9:30 – 5:00, All park guests are welcome.
Combine a day of family fun with special activities and education about the plight of giraffes in Africa.
Out of Africa Wildlife Park has picked the longest day of the year for the tallest animal on the planet. Join them for World Giraffe Day! Celebrate Kibo & Pilgrim, learn more about what is happening to giraffe populations in the wild, and most importantly how you can help.
Special Activities include:
- Raffle for prizes – $ 1.00 per ticket or $ 5.00 for 6 tickets
- Coloring contest – 2 winners announced at 1:10 PM Tiger Splash
- Ages 8 and under
- Ages 9 and up
- 11:00 AM Keeper Talk
- 2:45 PM Enrichment Gifts given by winners of the coloring contest
- Help a giraffe in Africa just by donating old, unwanted jeans for recycling.
Jeans for Giraffes is collecting denim and recycling it to raise money to support giraffe research and to protect giraffe populations in Africa. Any pair of jeans will do, even those that are old and “well loved”.
“Giraffe populations in Africa have declined by over 40% in the past 15 years and there are now approximately 80,000 left in the wild. For a comparative perspective, there are roughly 450,000 elephants in Africa today. Despite the giraffes’ status as a well-loved icon of Africa, surprisingly little research has been done until recently, and awareness of their dramatic population decline remains low. We must place giraffes in the conservation spotlight along with elephants and rhinos, and work to ensure a bright future for all species in Africa. And that is why Jeans for Giraffes was created. So that everyone can get involved, and take action to make a difference for giraffes.”
Funds generated by Jeans for Giraffes in 2016 will help to support 3 giraffe conservation and research projects; Care for Karamoja, Rothschild’s Giraffe Project, and Reticulated Giraffe Project. Read more here on the Out of Africa Park website.