Differences in DNA, coat patterns, ossicones (the funny things sticking out of their heads), where they live, and dramatic population declines converge into an important conclusion that has urgent conservation implications – there are 4 species of giraffe, and they need to be saved.
Join Faraja the giraffe, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Conservation Program Officer, Lucas Meers, and Dr. Julian Fennessy, Co-director of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation to learn about giraffes, their plight, conservation efforts, and what you can do to help!
Giraffe Conservation Foundation
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Forrest and Fiji are the youngest giraffes at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, and their dad, Duke, has sired 14 additional offspring. See these giraffes and learn a little bit about their family tree by mammal keeper LeShea Upchurch.
Get a behind the scenes peek at preparing mixed herbs and alfalfa for the giraffe herd, as well as learn about some of the plants that the giraffes browse and graze on as they roam about their “African” Savanna at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Oh, and did someone say banana?