Come meet our newest additions to the park: our two reticulated giraffes, Bakari and Tucker. Take the trail through the newest section of the park to arrive at their new exhibit located adjacent to the Safari Tour. You’ll find them roaming in their pasture where they have over three acres of land to explore and play, or interact with park visitors. Giraffes are the tallest land animal on earth and getting to see these gravity-defying creatures up close is a unique experience that is not to be forgotten.
Bakari and Tucker also have their own 80-foot observation and feeding deck where you can interact directly with these tall mammals. As a visitor you will be able to purchase special food for the giraffes and get up close and personal as they take the food right out of your hands.
Please note that the giraffes’ diet is very strict, even more so than other animals at the park. No outside food is allowed. A limited supply of food will be sold during each feeding time so that our giraffes maintain a healthy weight. The food selection varies from day to day, but snacks provided for guests to feed the giraffes typically include an assortment of vegetables or acacia branches.
The giraffe exhibit is open from 10:00 AM and they tend to return to their indoor exhibit 30-60 minutes before the park closes. You can view the giraffes at any point during these hours, however feeding is only permitted during the feeding times listed below.
Giraffe feeding times: Visitors may feed the giraffes at 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM, and 4:00 PM. Only food sold at the giraffe food booth is permitted to feed the giraffes. You can purchase various vegetables or acacia branches for the giraffes to enjoy.
A visit to Lake Tobias Wildlife Park isn’t complete without a stop at our new giraffe zoo exhibit, but that’s not the only thing to see here. While you’re at the park, take an open-air safari tour and visit our other zoo habitats to learn about animals from around the world. Contact us if you have any questions about the park and let us help plan your visit to the wildest attraction in central Pennsylvania.
Learn more fun facts about reticulated giraffes by visiting our reticulated giraffe page or watching our ZooView-LIVE giraffe video.