Giraffe Experience

Giraffes are coming to Lincoln!

Tall and graceful, giraffes are stunning creatures that have recently been listed as a threatened species. While at a zoo in Colorado, President & CEO John Chapo noticed an experience that was perfectly in line with firsthand interactions and up-close encounters — giraffe feeding. He immediately thought this would be a perfect addition to Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

“I thought to myself, this is who we are as a zoo — it’s the ultimate firsthand experience. Children and adults will get nose to nose with a giraffe, hand feed them and get a perspective of how tall and large they are.” Chapo said. He added this will be a place where lifelong memories are made and where a picture is worth a thousand words. 

The giraffe experience will be the center of the expanded Zoo and feature indoor and outdoor viewing and feeding areas. “We will be the second zoo in the nation to have both an outside and inside viewing deck built specifically for year-round giraffe feeding,” Chapo said. A terraced amphitheater will be located next to the habitat where families can enjoy a snack while watching the giraffes. This stage will also feature shows similar to those currently viewed at the Animal Encounter Stage with a giraffe outdoor habitat as the backdrop. 


  • Visitors in 2017
    Visitors in 2017


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    CAMPERS IN 2017