WHENJune 21, 2022
ADDRESSOklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden
ABOUT THE EVENT
The Oklahoma City Zoo is proud to partner with Bob Moore Subaru and participate in World Giraffe Day, a worldwide celebration of giraffe that sheds light on the challenges these beloved animals face in the wild, on Tuesday, June 21. This annual event created by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) aims to raise awareness and support for giraffes which are listed as vulnerable in the wild. On World Giraffe Day, Zoo guests will enjoy a variety of activities presented locally by Bob Moore Subaru and happening near the giraffe feeding platform and habitat from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities include an information station, interactive activities for kids with prizes, photo opportunities hosted by Bob Moore Subaru, animal enrichment and Facebook live chats with the Zoo’s expert giraffe caretakers. All event activities are free with Zoo admission. GCF reports that the current Africa-wide giraffe population is approximately 117,000 individuals, almost a 30% population decrease in the last 30 years. Wild giraffe populations have declined due to habitat destruction and poaching. The OKC Zoo is committed to conserving these iconic animals and their habitat and providing financial support to GCF this year through its Round Up for Conservation Funds. These funds will support two of GCF’s initiatives, Wildlife Veterinarian Course, a wildlife veterinarian training course developed to enhance the capacity of African vets, and GCF ABC, a program that provides support for researchers and students to generate scientific data that can inform giraffe conservation and management. The OKC Zoo is also a proud to be an Association of Zoos and Aquariums Giraffe SAFE (Saving Animals from Extinction) partner, providing annual financial support for giraffe conservation programs in Africa in hopes of bringing attention to the importance of protecting this incredible species. World Giraffe Day activities are free with Zoo admission. To learn more, visit okczoo.org.