Way Beyond Watching.
Our live camera feeds are accessible daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (Mountain time zone). Limiting the feeds to these hours allows our followers to see the giraffe during the day, and to see some of the other animals who shift through the space on most days. Eliminating nighttime live video provides better safety for our nighttime event guests, our staff and our animals.
- Outdoor Giraffe Cam 1 – The original with guest feeding views up-close, shown below.
- Outdoor Giraffe Cam 2 – Wider opposite view of yard with guests and drawbridge, shown below.
NEW: The female reticulated giraffe calf born July 6, 2019 is named Viv. Mom, Msitu, and Viv are both doing well and now spend most daytime hours in the yard with the rest of the herd. Read the press release.
Giraffe Herd FAQs
How long are giraffe pregnant?
Giraffe gestation is an average of 14.5 months. Could be as short as 13 or as long as 15!
How many giraffe are in our herd?
We currently have 15 reticulated giraffe in our herd!
How old is the youngest in the herd, Viv?
Viv, she was born on July 6, 2019.
What are the keepers feeding them in the videos we’ve seen?
The tan wafers are rye crisp crackers, which keepers use for special treats during training. You may have also seen them eating romaine lettuce leaves. Both are tasty snacks for our herd! Guests can feed our giraffe romaine lettuce any time of day for just $3 per bundle or $5 for two.
Will the calves stay at CMZoo or will they be transferred to another facility?
All the calves will stay with our herd for some time. If recommended by the Species Survival Plan, which is a cooperative breeding program that most zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums participate in, they could move when they’re older. There is a geneticist that looks at the genetics and determines which animals should breed. If these babies have valuable genetics, they could move to another accredited zoo to start their own family, but it wouldn’t be for a while.
– Can you spot our drinking giraffe sculpture? (Look in the top-left of the Cam 1 image.) It was created to mimic how giraffe have to bend down to drink. Frequent cam viewers have nicknamed the sculpture “Duncan,” since it looks like it’s dunking its head in the pond! Check out our Facebook video throwback of this giraffe sculpture’s installation.
Love giraffe? Adopt one, or the whole herd, now!