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Feed the Giraffes -- Dallas Zoo -- Dallas TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 32° 44.233 W 096° 48.935
14S E 704682 N 3624266
Quick Description: At the Dallas Zoo's Giants of the Savannah area, you can always buy fresh romaine lettuce leaves to feed the giraffes. On certain days you can also buy crackers.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 10/7/2014 5:05:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMMM8P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
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Long Description:
Mama and Younger Sister Blaster fed romaine lettuce to the giraffes at the Giants of the Savannah Giraffe Ridge feeding area.

The waymark coordinates are for the Giants of the Savannah area in Zoo North, near the feeding area.

From the Dallas Zoo website: (visit link)

"Giraffe Feeding at the Diane and Hal Brierley Giraffe Ridge

Tall and proud, the giraffes at Giants of the Savanna are not above looking for a “handout” – especially when it contains a fresh green leaf of romaine lettuce. The Diane and Hal Brierley Giraffe Ridge offers a fun animal encounter at the Dallas Zoo as guests can choose to feed the animals when they gaze eye-to-eye with the tallest animal on land.

The long-legged herbivores eat a variety of fruit and vegetables — from alfalfa, grain, and fruit to the leaves from branches collected at the Zoo. Large males can eat up to 75 pounds of food in a single day. Guests shouldn’t fear feeding them — giraffes don’t bite in defense, and the only risk to humans is a firm tug from prehensile tongues when food isn’t released promptly.

When they are not out on the savanna, the giraffes reside in a very tall 9,000-square-foot barn. The facility features a sophisticated giraffe restraint device (GRD) to hold them safely in place while zookeepers and veterinarians monitor and maintain the health of the herd by measuring their weights, caring for hooves, taking x-rays, providing ultrasounds, giving injections, and more.

Giraffe feeding etiquette:

1. Do not feed the giraffes food from your own home. They are on a strict diet.

2. Be gentle if you want to pet the giraffes. They’re very touchy about being touched.

3. Watch your personal belongings. Giraffes are not trained to fetch.

Feel free to give a hand to the herd of giraffes – even better if it contains a cracker or fresh piece of lettuce.

Cost: $5"
Cost to feed the animals: Not listed

Types of Animals: In Captivity

Price of Admission (if any): Not listed

Giants of the Savannah Diane and Hal Brierley Giraffe Ridge Zoo North area of the Dallas Zoo

Operating Season and Hours:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily *Closed Christmas Day

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
A MINIMUM of one photo as proof that you visited this feeding area is required, otherwise you risk having your logged visit deleted by the category officers.
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