WATCH LIVE INSIDE THE GIRAFFE BARN
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Watch the herd
The Giraffe Barn Cam gives you a glimpse of the indoor, heated space designed for the zoo's giraffe herd. You might spot our newest giraffe, Dave, or our youngest, Misawa. Perhaps one of our two females, Olivia or Tufani, will roam into view. Remember that the herd also has access to other parts of the barn not on camera, and of course their vast savanna exhibit, so you may not always see a giraffe on the cam.
Best times to watch:
- The cam is located inside the Giraffe Barn. You are most likely to see a giraffe inside the barn in the morning and evening when they are resting
- The herd has access to an outdoor area adjacent to their barn as well as their savanna exhibit, so cam viewing may be limited when they choose to be in those alternate areas
- The cam operates between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. daily and is equipped with night vision
Highlights from the web cam
The giraffes won't always be on cam, but you can always enjoy this video of highlights from the web cam. If you don't see the giraffe in the live feed above, be sure to tune back in and use our "Best times to watch" suggestions to increase your chances of seeing the young family.
Recorded video highlights from the web cam (not live)
About this birth
After a one-and-a-half-hour labor, Rothschild’s giraffe Olivia gave birth to our newest, not-so-little one on August 6, 2013 at 7:03 p.m. Within an hour and a half after the birth, the calf was on its feet and standing. Watch scenes from the birth and those precious first moments:
This birth marks a significant addition for Woodland Park Zoo and to the Species Survival Plan (SSP) for this species. Olivia was paired with her late mate, Chioke, under a breeding recommendation made by the Giraffe SSP, a conservation breeding program overseen by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. Led by experts in husbandry, nutrition, veterinary care, behavior, and genetics, SSPs manage populations in North America to maximize their genetic and demographic diversity with the goal of ensuring their long-term survival. SSPs also involve a variety of other collaborative conservation activities such as research, public education, reintroduction and field projects.
Protecting giraffes in the wild
With their towering height and big, wide-set searching eyes, giraffes act as the lookout for savanna wildlife in their native Africa. But now it’s our turn to look out for them. The population of giraffes has declined by more than 40% over the past 15 years with current estimates of only 80,000 individuals remaining in Africa. Among the nine subspecies of giraffes, the West African and Rothschild’s are endangered, with fewer than 200 and more than 500, respectively, remaining in the wild. Giraffes face a number of threats including poaching, habitat loss in their feeding ranges, and the soaring human population growth.
People can help preserve these towering animals and their wild places by taking action at home in their everyday lives. Discover a variety of steps to take at home and the workplace that positively impact our planet.
Adopt a giraffe
You can also directly fund the care of giraffes and other animals at the zoo by becoming a giraffe ZooParent today, and $5 of your adoption will go straight to our field conservation efforts around the world.