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Naples Zoo to celebrate World Giraffe Day on Saturday

Posted at 5:00 AM, Jun 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-21 09:26:03-04

NAPLES, Fla. — The Naples Zoo will celebrate World Giraffe Day on Saturday to help raise awareness for giraffe conservation around the world.

According to experts, giraffe populations have decreased by 30% in the last 30 years. The animals are already extinct in seven African countries.

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., guests can participate in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win a zoo membership, as well as five giraffe exploration stations. Guests can also purchase a "Save the Giraffe" wristband. Proceeds go towards giraffe conservation. You can also visit the giraffes and feed them.

Also on Saturday, the zoo partnered with South Street Oven and Grill for an event called "Longnecks for Longnecks from 5 to 9 p.m. For every long neck beer sold, South Street will donate $2 to the Naples Zoo giraffe conservation programs. The event will also have raffles, a silent auction and live music.

The Naples Zoo supports the Giraffe Conservation Foundation who works with different organizations to conduct giraffe research and conservation across the continent.

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