See the Giraffe at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay


Look up and see these elegantly tall animals

Come face-to-face with nature’s tallest animals on the Serengeti Plain®.


The reticulated giraffes at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay have irregular-shaped, tan-colored spots surrounded by a network of bright white lines on their coat. Reticulated giraffes are found in northeastern Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.

The 65-acre Serengeti Plain features free-roaming herds of giraffe, zebra, antelope and ostrich, and is accessible to guests via the Serengeti Safari® tour, the Serengeti Express train, or from several viewing points along the Edge of Africa® pathway. In a cooperative effort with other AZA (American Association of Zoos and Aquariums) institutions, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay closely manages its giraffe population through a program called the Species Survival Plan (SSP), which works to improve the genetic diversity of managed animal populations.

You can see giraffes on the Serengeti Safari Tour, the Serengeti Express Train or in the Edge of Africa section of the park.

Location: Serengeti Plain

Ask an Educator about Giraffes

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How fast can a giraffe run?

Giraffes are agile and can run up to 35 mph, and have been known to jump up to 6 feet in the air.