Celebrate Giraffes with Zoosiana!

Zoosiana is so blessed and fortunate to have a healthy, growing family of giraffes! We are just as privileged to have a wonderful community of families who visit Zoosiana and love our animals as much as we do.

In addition to being Earth's tallest land animals, giraffes are also affectionately referred to as "gentle giants!" A mother giraffe, in particular, is incredibly affectionate and protective, and will frequently touch and lick her calf.

What is so unique about giraffes? They have long necks, of course, but also have extremely good eyesight and hearing. How many bones are in a giraffe's neck? Seven, just like us humans, although the giraffe's are longer! Want to know more? Come out and visit the giraffes at Zoosiana!


Josie (2016)

Millie (2020)

Why is this important?

Giraffe numbers are dwindling around the world, and the reticulated giraffe was just recently listed as endangered. It is more important now than ever to provide opportunities for giraffes to contribute to their global population's growth. The giraffe population is decreasing primarily due to habitat loss and hunting. Therefore, facilities with giraffes in human care are doing everything possible to establish and grow family units.

Help Us, Help Giraffes!

Please consider donating to our Giraffe Center fund through the "Donate" button on this page. Donations are made to Friends of the Zoo of Acadiana, Inc., a 501-c-3 non-profit organization. All donations made for this purpose will go directly towards Zoosiana's giraffe breeding program.

Zoosiana's 2022 celebration of World Giraffe Day TERMS AND CONDITIONS: For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, the "Prize" refers to one (1) 30-minute tour of Zoosiana's "Giraffe Center" for the winner and up to three guests (maximum of four (4) people total). To be considered, entrants must post a photo taken at Zoosiana's on-site designated photo location to their Facebook or Instagram profile/page with the hashtag #WGDZoosiana2022. Zoosiana will not consider any entries that do not include this hashtag. By participating in this drawing via the conditions explained here, entrants automatically and completely grant to Zoosiana the full right to post, publish, and/or announce the entrant's name, posted photo, and/or likeness if entrant is selected as the winner of the drawing. By entering the drawing you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. All entries must be received by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. One (1) winner will be selected at random by Zoosiana on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 after 5:00pm, and announced via Zoosiana's social media channels. The winner has 24 hours to respond to Zoosiana with their contact information so they may claim their prize. If unclaimed, the winner will forfeit the experience. The prize must be scheduled at least five days in advance through Zoosiana's Chief of Engagement and occur no later than July 31, 2022. Zoosiana's competitions with entry via Instagram and/or Facebook are open only to residents of Louisiana. One (1) winner will be chosen at random from all entrants and across all platforms. The winner's name, social media username, and tagged photo may be posted on the social media profiles of Zoosiana after the winner has been selected. Employees of Zoosiana are not eligible to enter. Instagram or Facebook are not in any way affiliated or involved in this competition. Only one entry per person/username/handle per competition will be accepted. The Prize will be awarded to a randomly selected winner who has entered on Instagram or Facebook, using a random number generator. Zoosiana will not be held liable if the named prize becomes unavailable or cannot be fulfilled. Prize will include light physical activity including walking a short distance and ascending/descending one (1) set of stairs. Zoosiana will not be held liable for any failure of receipt of entries. Zoosiana takes no responsibility for any entries which are lost, delayed, illegible, corrupted, damaged, incomplete, or otherwise invalid. To the extent permitted by applicable law, Zoosiana's liability under or in connection with the competition or these terms and conditions shall be limited to the cost price of the Prize in question. To the extent permitted by applicable law, Zoosiana shall not be liable under or in connection with these terms and conditions, the competition, or any Prize for any indirect, special, or consequential cost, expense, loss, or damage suffered by a participant even if such cost, expense, loss or damage was reasonably foreseeable or might reasonably have been contemplated by the participant and the promoter and whether arising from breach of contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise. Prizes are non-negotiable, non-transferable, and non-refundable. No cash alternative is available. Where a Prize becomes unavailable for any reason, the promoter reserves the right to substitute that prize for a prize of equal or higher value. The name, address, email address, and phone number of the winner must be provided to Zoosiana if requested and will be shared to enable the fulfillment of the Prize. In the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond Zoosiana's reasonable control, the promoter reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition, either in whole or in part, with or without notice. Zoosiana's decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into consideration.