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Giraffe Encounter SPONSORED BY

Open daily at 1:30pm-2:00pm*

The Perkins Coie Giraffe Encounter is temporarily cancelled for the near future. Tafari, Zoo Boise’s newest giraffe, is in quarantine and Jabari has not wanted to leave his side to participate in the encounter. A quarantine period is required with all new animals. We will announce once Jabari and/or Tafari have started to participate again. The Intermountain Eye Centers Sloth Bear Encounter is still happening every day at 10:30am. Learn more at – https://zooboise.org/visit-the-zoo/special-attractions/sloth-bear-encounter/.

Have you been dreaming of getting nose-to-nose with a Zoo Boise giraffe? Here is your chance. From 1:30pm – 2:30pm visitors will be able to feed Julius and Jabari at the Giraffe Encounter!

At the Giraffe Encounter, you’ll receive lettuce leaves for only $3 and 100% of the proceeds from the Perkins Coie Giraffe Encounter go to the Zoo Boise Conservation Fund.

The Giraffe Encounter is generously sponsored by Perkins Coie.

*The Giraffe Encounter is animal and weather permitting