to the special feeding platform inside the Plains Biome for your chance to
feed the reticulated giraffes, courtesy of presenting
Meijer. Feeding times are 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily during the
summer season only. During the spring and fall, times for the feedings will be
posted on the sign by the feeding platform.
$2.50 each, a limited numbers of visitors are able to feed several pieces of
sweet potato to one or more giraffes, with the individual number of people
feeding dependent on the willingness of the giraffes to feed.
During this unforgettable experience, you can get up close and personal with
one of the largest (and certainly the tallest) animals at the Zoo. When the
giraffes come in for a bite, be sure to snap a few pictures and check out
the size and beauty of their
heads, with their large expressive eyes crowned by long eyelashes, mobile
ears and long thin lips. You'll get to see the giraffe's black, prehensile
tongue in action. Normally giraffes use their tongues to delicately pluck the leaves from tall trees
without encountering the thorns on the branches. A giraffe's tongue can
actually extend to 20 inches and is used in conjunction with the lips for
feeding. The strength and agility of their tongues may even surprise
you at first!
Giraffe Feeding help support the Indianapolis Zoo's
animal conservation mission.
Show Times: 11am, 1pm,
Save with combo rides tickets — $15.00 for eight tickets and $25.00 for 14
*Prices subject to change.
Photo by Don Reynolds Imaging