Masai Giraffe

Giraffes roam over large areas of bush and savannah areas, often living in semi-desert regions where they get most of their water from their food. Giraffes live to be 15 to 20 years old in the wild.
Photo of Walter, one of the zoo's 3 resident giraffes. His favorite food is Monkey Chow Biscuits.

Fun Facts


  • The Greenville Zoo has three Masai giraffes: Autumn (female), Miles (male)
    and their female calf, Kiden, who was born January 31, 2018.
  • Baby giraffes are about six-feet-tall when they're born.
  • A giraffe’s tongue is 18 to 20 inches long and blue-black in color.
  • Giraffes can moo, hiss, roar, and whistle.
  • Giraffes enjoy chewing on long pieces of grass.

How to Adopt


You can complete our online adoption form or use the Adopt-an-Animal form (PDF) to join the program. Simply fill it out and return it to the Greenville Zoo. Please make checks payable to the Greenville Zoo.
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