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Tall Order Giraffe Encounter at Werribee Zoo

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by Kim Healey (subscribe)
I am a spiritual, young at heart mum of two Tweens and love enjoying and sharing new experiences.
Published August 12th 2015
My of my, what a big tongue you have
A picture is worth a thousand words.

giraffes werribee zoo up close unique experience
Up Close and Personal


I have been lucky enough to do this experience twice. Once with a close friend and when I took my Mum as a Mother's day gift. It's definitely a unique day out.

Kids are allowed and encouraged to do this experience too. I will definitely be bringing my kids in the future. The only condition with taking the kids is that children under 8 years require a ratio of 1 child to 1 adult.

You arrive at the Werribee Zoo and get on one of the smaller shuttles which takes you out to where the Giraffes sleep - the keepers tell us about the Giraffes and where they sleep, their health, what they eat and a bit about their personalities.

Then the exciting part happens - the Giraffes come over to meet you - don't worry about missing out as there are a lot of Giraffes here.

giraffes werribee zoo up close unique experience
The boys wander over to meet you


You start out feeding the Giraffes long branches.



Then go on to the fruit and pellets. Their tongues are amazing, long and a little sloppy - you can't be too precious. But I guess being here, you are an animal lover.

giraffes werribee zoo up close unique experience
Feeding small pellets by hand


The tour lasts for 90 minutes and runs on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00am.

The good thing is that the tour includes general admission so you also get to look around the Werribee Zoo - which is always great.
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When: Saturday & Sunday 11am
Phone: 1300 966 784
Where: K Road Werribee South
Cost: Adults $80 Children 0-15 years $65 - great news Zoo Members 25% discount
Your Comment
Sounds interesting although I'm not sure about the sloppy tongue bit. My husband and I went to Werribee some time ago but wre a bit disappointed. We have recently been to Dubbo and enjoyed that.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7970) 1866 days ago
I love those pictures... Giraffes are one of my favorite animals!
by Sherry (score: 2|476) 1865 days ago
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