My family recently visited Phoenix Arizona and while there, went to the Phoenix Zoo. I must admit, I didn’t expect too much because we regularly go to the San Diego Zoo and I thought it would be hard to top it! Was I pleasantly surprised.
The Phoeniz Zoo has some wonderful interactive exhibits, including the Giraffe Encounter. The Giraffe Encounter is an opportunity to hand feed the giraffes from an observation deck located in the African Savanna section of the zoo. Feeding times are held from 10:30-11:30 and 1-2 each day. I am so glad that we were able to participate, my kids will remember this experience for the rest of their lives.
The zoo keepers explained to us that if you hold the food just out of reach from the giraffes they’ll stretch out their long tongues to retrieve it from you. It was so much fun being able to see these gorgeous animals close up.