Are babies free at Santa Barbara Zoo?
Admission is free for children under two years old. (The Zoo Train, giraffe feeding, and other attractions are an additional cost.) Parking is $11/vehicle.
How much is it to feed a giraffe at Santa Barbara Zoo?
Giraffe Feeding Cost: $8/person, $5/SB Zoo Members. Buy tickets at the Zoo on the day of your visit.
How many giraffes are in Santa Barbara Zoo?
The giraffe family here at the Santa Barbara Zoo is just a small part of the population of 123 Masai giraffes that live at 32 accredited zoos in North America. Since Michael is the most genetically valuable male Masai giraffe anywhere outside of Africa, our Zoo plays an important role in the overall population.
What are the names of the giraffes at the Santa Barbara Zoo?
The Santa Barbara Zoo’s Masai giraffe herd now numbers five with the addition of the new calf: Michael, Adia, Audrey, and her calf Amirah.
Do you need to be vaccinated to go to Santa Barbara Zoo?
Coronavirus Info – Santa Barbara Zoo. (July 29, 2021) Masks are required in all indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status, as per the State of California and Santa Barbara County Public Health.
Do you pay for parking at Santa Barbara Zoo?
Directions and Parking at Santa Barbara Zoo Zoo parking is $11 per vehicle (one free vehicle with SB Zoo Membership): however, on summer days and weekends the lot fills early. Auxiliary parking may be found outside SB Zoo.
How long does a giraffe live?
Giraffes live up to 26 years in the wild and slightly longer in captivity.
Can you go to Santa Barbara Zoo without reservation?
Santa Barbara Zoo is open to the public. Required MAKE YOUR RESERVATION Reservations are required for both general admission tickets and SB Zoo Member visits.
How tall is the Masai giraffe?
17 feet tall
Masai Giraffe Fact Sheet
|Age of maturity:||Females: 3 – 4 years Males: 4 – 5 years|
|Size:||Up to 17 feet tall|
|Weight:||Up to 2,600 lb|
|Size at birth:||6 ft tall 100 – 150 lb|
Does the Santa Barbara Zoo have zebras?
The zoo first opened in August 1963. Exhibits: African Plains or African Veldt, is an african themed habitat that houses giraffes, sulcata tortoises, meerkats, and upcoming hoofstock including impala, gnus, and zebras.
Are masks required at Santa Barbara Zoo?
Coronavirus Info – Santa Barbara Zoo. (July 29, 2021) Masks are required in all indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status, as per the State of California and Santa Barbara County Public Health. For the safety of the animals, masks are still required for giraffe feeding and other encounters involving mammals.
Can you take food to Santa Barbara Zoo?
The Santa Barbara Zoo allows you to bring your own food and drinks but there are also facilities where they can be purchased. With over 500 animals on 30 acres, there is more than enough to keep you and your little ones entertained.
How many Masai giraffes have been born at the Santa Barbara Zoo?
Ten Masai giraffes have been born at the Santa Barbara Zoo since 2012. Sponsor Us! The giraffe family here at the Santa Barbara Zoo is just a small part of the population of 123 Masai giraffes that live at 32 accredited zoos in North America.
What happens when you feed a giraffe at the zoo?
When you have a giraffe encounter at the Zoo’s giraffe feeding deck, you help save endangered species in the wild. A portion of each feeding goes to both giraffe conservation in Africa and also to conservation efforts for local animals such as California condors, island foxes, and Western pond turtles.
What happened to Gemina the Baringo giraffe?
We Miss Her Too! Gemina was a Baringo giraffe with a crooked neck who lived at the Zoo for 20 years, until her death at the old age (in giraffe years) of 21 in 2008. No one knows why her neck gradually became crooked.
How many giraffes are endangered?
Of the nine subspecies of giraffes, Masai (the largest) and reticulated giraffes are endangered, and Nubian and Kordofan giraffes are critically endangered. There are an estimated 35,000 Masai giraffes currently, but their population has fallen by nearly 50% in the last three decades.