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Starting Sept. 18, the southbound I-35 Ewing Ave. / Marsalis Ave. exit ramp that typically brings you to the Dallas Zoo will be RELOCATED, which may affect your route to the Zoo. Click here for more information.

Giraffe Feeding

Family feeding giraffe at giraffe feeding platform

Giraffe Feeding

Get up close with our giraffe herd at the Diane and Hal Brierley Giraffe Ridge.


During normal Zoo hours


It’s $5 to feed the giraffes, but looking is free.

Did You Know?

Jesse, our tallest giraffe, stands an impressive 17 feet tall!

Dallas Zoo is home to nine reticulated giraffes. Get up close with these gentle giants at our giraffe feeding platform on the Diane and Hal Brierley Giraffe Ridge.

While the giraffe feeding experience is available all day long, we cannot guarantee that giraffes will be active and willing to interact. The experience is always dependent upon animal comfort level and weather conditions – for your safety and theirs!