Masai Giraffe

Giraffes roam over large areas of bush and savannah areas, living often in semi-desert regions where they get most of their water from their food. Giraffes live to be 15-20 years old in the wild.
Photo of Walter, one of the zoo's 3 resident giraffes. His favorite food is Monkey Chow Biscuits.

Fun Facts

  • The Greenville Zoo has three Masai Giraffes, Autumn and her calf, born January 31, 2018, and Miles, the male giraffe.
  • Baby giraffes are about 6 feet tall when they are born.
  • A giraffe’s tongue is 18 to 20 inches (46 to 50 centimeters) long and blue-black.
  • Giraffes can moo, hiss, roar, and whistle.
  • Giraffes enjoy chewing on long pieces of grass.

How to Adopt

You may complete our online adoption form. Or you may also use the Adopt-an-Animal form (PDF) to join the program. Simply fill it out and return it to the Greenville Zoo. Please make checks payable to the Greenville Zoo.
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