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10 Places to See a Giraffe That’s Not on Facebook

Last updated on March 2, 2020 at 11:17 am

The internet has been infatuated with April the Giraffe and her calf. You don’t have to just watch online — you can go see a real one! There are plenty of places in our region that you can go see real giraffes – some even offer up close experiences!

A word of warning: check to see if the giraffe exhibits are open at these zoos before you go. There are some that have weather-related guidelines (if it’s too cold) and some that don’t open until mid-spring.

Know about a giraffe exhibit in the region that’s not on here? Tell us know about it in the comments!

Not into giraffes? Here’s how you can spend a spring day in New Jersey or in New England.

Here’s where you can see a giraffe in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Southeast Pennsylvania and New York:

New Jersey

Turtle Back Zoo

  • 560 Northfield Ave.
  • West Orange, NJ 07052

Six Flags Great Adventure’s Safari Off Road Adventure

  • (Opens April 1)
  • 1 Six Flags Blvd.
  • Jackson, NJ 08527

New York

Long Island Game Farm

  • (Opens May 25)
  • 489 Chapman Boulevard
  • Manorville, New York 11949

Bronx Zoo

  • The Wildlife Conservation Society
  • 2300 Southern Boulevard
  • Bronx, New York 10460

Adirondack Animal Land

  • (Opens Late May)
  • 3554 State Highway 30
  • Gloversville, NY 12078


Franklin Park Zoo

  • 1 Franklin Park Rd
  • Boston, MA 02121

Southwick’s Zoo

  • (Opens late spring)
  • 2 Southwick St.
  • Mendon, MA


Philadelphia Zoo

  • 3400 W. Girard Ave.
  • Philadelphia, PA 19104

Elmwood Park Zoo

  • (Closed March 27, 28, and 29, 2017)
  • 1661 Harding Blvd
  • Norristown, PA, 19401

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