“Celebrate the longest day of the year with the longest-necked animal.”
PORT CLINTON, Ohio, June 18, 2018 – This Thursday, June 21, African Safari Wildlife Park will join forces with zoological institutions across the globe for World Giraffe Day to raise awareness of threatened Giraffe populations in Africa. 2018 marks the fifth year of this dedicated worldwide awareness day.
The main goal is to highlight the importance of the people who live with Giraffe in Africa each day.
World Giraffe Day is organized by the Giraffe Conversation Foundation (GCF), a nonprofit dedicated to the study of wild Giraffe in projects that engage local communities.
“June 21 is the longest day of the year, so it’s very fitting that we take this time to celebrate the world’s tallest mammal,” said Kelsey Keller, the Acting General Manager at the Park. “Our Guests and staff love the Giraffes so we’re happy to give back.”
Keller added that the wild Giraffe populations is estimated to have dropped from 120,000 to 80,000 individuals between 1998 and 2012. Threats include poaching, habitat loss and civil conflict.
The Park will be celebrating World Giraffe Day all week long. Guests can mention code GIRAFFE to receive a $55.00 Carload Admission good for 6 people in one vehicle from June 18 until June 24.
If you would like to learn more about the Giraffe Conservation Foundation and their efforts around the globe, click here to be taken to their website.
The Midwest’s only Drive-Thru Safari, African Safari Wildlife Park, is located at 267 S. Lightner Rd. in Port Clinton, Ohio. It is open daily through December 2nd, 2018.
www.AfricanSafariWildlifePark.com | 800.521.2660
Press release and photos courtesy of African Safari Wildlife Park
HERE IS A LIST OF MORE AREA WORLD GIRAFFE DAY EVENTS:
Walk on the Wild Side: World Giraffe Day
Date: Thursday, June 21st, 2018
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo 3900 Wildlife Way Cleveland, OH
For more information click here.
World Giraffe Day
Date: June 21, 2018
Location: Heart of Africa – Columbus Zoo
4850 Powell Rd., Powell, OH 43065
614.724.3485 | columbuszoo.org
“There will be a special giraffe training session at 10:30 a.m., fun activities, games, interactive table displays and a whole lot more.”
Tower Ridge Giraffe Experience
Location: Toledo Zoo
2 HIPPO WAY, TOLEDO, OH 43609
419.385.5721 | toledozoo.org
“You will never forget the look and feel of a giraffe’s 18-inch, rough black tongue as it devours your tempting treat.”
Here is another way to learn more about giraffes by heading to your local library.
What a wonderful way to celebrate “solstice” with the family.
FOR A LIST OF UPCOMING OHIO FESITVALS – click here.