Marked with jagged spots, the Masai Giraffe, also known as the Kilimanjaro Giraffe, is the largest subspecies of giraffe. As the tallest animals in the world, giraffes have a clear view of their surroundings on the African savanna. With excellent eyesight, they often detect predators and threats from a greater distance than do other animals.
Learn more: The Cincinnati Zoo supports research and conservation of Maasai giraffe in Tanzania.
The Zoo partners with the African Conservation Centre (www.conservationafrica.org) in Kenya. The Centre’s primary aim is to bring together the people and skills needed to build East Africa’s capacity to conserve wildlife, including the giraffe.
Feed a giraffe at Giraffe Ridge!
Encounter & Feeding Schedule
We have a herd of five giraffes, including a family group of Tessa (mother), Kimba (father) and daughter Lulu, as well as females, Jambo and Cece.
Educators! Participate in an Earth Expeditions course to explore inquiry-based learning and study sustainable approaches to human-wildlife coexistence in Kenya.