The Naples Zoo celebrates World Giraffe Day on Saturday to help raise awareness for this species.
According to the zoo, giraffe numbers have decreased by 40% in the last 15 years and the animal has gone extinct in seven African countries. The Naples Zoo supports the Giraffe Conservation Foundation in their work with governments, universities, and non-governmental organizations to support giraffe research and conservation across the country.
Although the giraffe may be one of the best recognized animals across the country, the Naples Zoo says they are the least researched large animal in Africa.
Celebrate World Giraffe Day on Saturday, June 16th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The day includes a giraffe themed scavenger hunt for a chance to win a zoo membership, five giraffe exploration stations and a chance to write thank you letters to rangers out in Africa who help protect these animals.
The Naples Zoo is located at 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road. For more information, call (239)-262-5409 or click here.