16 Jun 2015

Celebration of World Giraffe Day on the Longest Day of the Year!

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Event date: 6/21/2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Export event


Natural Bridge, VA – June 16th This June, Virginia Safari Park along with zoos, schools, and conservation organizations all over the world are celebrating the 2nd annual World Giraffe Day. Make your way to the Safari Park to be part of a worldwide event on June 21st. A special Meet-A-Keeper giraffe talk will be held at 1pm for an opportunity to meet the entire giraffe family including the new baby giraffe, Kimbo, and learn more about these beautiful animals. Guests are encouraged to join the party all day with educational World Giraffe Day coloring & activity sheets for all ages.

 

Why Giraffes?

These beloved creatures are one of the best recognized, but least researched large animals in Africa. Only 4,700 reticulated giraffe still exist in the wild, a drastic reduction from the 28,000 that thrived in 1998. These numbers continue to decrease every year. The number of giraffe as a whole species have plummeted down over 40% just since the late 1990s, and they are already extinct in seven African countries. Learn more: www.giraffeconservation.org/

 

 

Virginia Safari Park is a 180 acre drive-thru adventure, open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located just off I-81, Exit 180/180B. Admission to the park is $17.95 for adults, $11.95 for children. Resident, military, senior and group rate specials are available. Call (540) 291-3205, or visit www.virginiasafaripark.com for event updates, seasonal hours and more.

 

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Valerie Pennock: (850) 932-2229 ext 102, marketing@gulfbreezezoo.org

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