World Giraffe Day

June 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 04:00pm

Celebrate World Giraffe Day at the Oregon Zoo on June 21.

Celebrate the longest-necked animal on the longest day or night (depending on which hemisphere you call home) of the year—June 21—every year!

Learn to tell the difference between a reticulated and a Masai giraffe, how many bones are in those long necks and why giraffes have horns (and why those horns are actually called ossicones).

Meet Oregon Zoo's resident giraffes Desi and Buttercup and their care team, and participate in fun giraffe activities from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Free with zoo admission.

Parking costs $2/hour or $8/day and lots tend to fill up quickly, so the zoo encourages visitors to take public transport: Take MAX Light Rail to the Washington Park stop or a Trimet bus. Call 503-238-RIDE (7433) or visit for fare and route information. Visitors who ride MAX light rail or a TriMet bus to the zoo will receive $1.50 off admission with proof of ridership.