-The Tropical Forest will close at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30 in preparation for a private event.
-Franklin Park Zoo will close at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 31st in preparation for our first annual wine-tasting event, Uncorked.
The Giraffe Savannah is home to Franklin Park Zoo's Masai giraffes Beau, Jana and daughter Henrietta. Giraffes are savannah animals and cannot tolerate harsh New England winters.When the temperature is too cold for our giraffes to be outside, the family stays inside their warm barn.
The Giraffe Savannah is also home to a herd of Grevy's zebra on exhibit daily.
Meet the Giraffe Family!
Giraffe Encounters are currently closed for the winter season. Please check this website again for future availability.
Don’t miss an opportunity to meet the giraffes up-close! Space is limited to 15 individuals. Guests may purchase tickets at the Giraffe Encounter gate, located past the Giraffe Savannah and across from Outback Trail. Participants must arrive 15 minutes prior to the encounter time. Each experience will last approximately 30 minutes.
Please note: There is no advance registration and the encounters may be cancelled at any time due to weather or the animals’ needs.
When: 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $5.00 per person (first-come, first-served)