$150/group (maximum 6 people)


Safe + socially distanced giraffe feeding


Adults and children ages 6 and up. Guests under the age of 6 will not be permitted to accompany participants on this program.


Year-round, weather permitting

Giraffe feedings are typically available 60 days out.

Up-Close Look:
Giraffe Feeding

A safe + socially distanced giraffe encounter for your pod

Join our amazing reticulated giraffe herd (including Kipele, and our resident class clown, Dobby) for a safe, socially distanced version of our giraffe encounter! With this special and intimate experience, you'll have the opportunity to "buy out" a giraffe feeding for up to six members of your personal pod. Our knowledgeable giraffe experts will be on hand to help you get to know each member of the herd as you learn about their unique personalities and biology—including their prehensile tongues, 25-pound hearts and adorable ossicones.



  • Masks are required for Up-Close Looks. Neck gaiters and bandanas are not accepted. For certain Up-Close Looks, Denver Zoo approved surgical masks may be provided for you for the health of our animals. For their safety, we are unable to provide medical exemptions at this time.
  • You and your group must be willing to use provided hand sanitizer throughout the experience.
  • Program is for up to 6 total individuals.   
  • All program participants must be at least 6 years of age or older. Guests under the age of 6 will not be permitted to accompany participants on this program. 
  • Program fee does not include admission to Denver Zoo. Admission tickets must be purchased separately. You must have general admission tickets for the date of your experience prior to purchase.  
  • This experience is non-refundable and nontransferable.  
  • Late arrivals cannot be accommodated. Your group should be in the designated meeting location 10 minutes before the start of your encounter.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paid participant that is 16 years of age or older.  
  • Denver Zoo reserves the right to re-route or cancel any tour due to animal health or safety concerns. In the event of cancellation, efforts will be made to reschedule you on a later date.  
  • Giraffe Feeding will occur rain or shine.     
  • There is limited access for service animals during this experience. Please call 720-337-1400 to confirm.   

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