Giraffe Park

giraffe at emirates park zoo

Meet our most famous celebrities, the giraffes! Here is your chance to get up-close to our group of stunning giraffes from South Africa. While our zookeepers answer all your questions about our giraffes, you will be able to take a photo and have the opportunity to feed them. Gentle and graceful, our long-legged celebrities are waiting for your arrival!

FUN FACTS

  • Baby giraffes can stand within half an hour of birth and can run after 10 hours.
  • Giraffes are the tallest mammals in the world.
  • Giraffes spend most of their lives standing up; they sleep and give birth standing up.
  • Did you know that you can recognize a giraffe by its coat pattern? Just like a human fingerprint or snowflakes, no two
  • giraffes have the same pattern.
  • The giraffe tongue is huge and measures up to 45cm long, which is adapted for foraging on trees that other animals avoid.
  • Giraffe means ‘one who walks quickly, a camel marked like a leopard.
  • Weight Around 800kg for females and 1,250kg for males.
  • Life span around 25 years.
  • Size 4.3m – 5.8m