Can you legally own a giraffe?
Giraffes. Finally, there are nine states (Florida, Arkansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Virginia, and Nebraska) where there is a partial ban on exotic animals, which means a giraffe would be illegal. In the remaining 20 states, owning an exotic animal is totally illegal.
Can you buy giraffe meat?
But the meat can be obtained legitimately, both in Africa and apparently here in the United States, sometimes appearing on restaurant menus. A restaurant called Panache opened in Killington, Vermont, around 1994 or so, offering a menu of exotic meats that included giraffe.
How much does it cost to feed a giraffe?
The cost to feed each giraffe averages approximately $3,000 per year.
Where can you feed giraffes?
Here are a few fun places to see and interact with giraffes in honor of their national day.
- See Giraffes on Safari.
- Visit Giraffe Manor.
- READ MORE: Safari in Hluhluwe Game Reserve.
- Head to Giraffe Ranch.
- Feed a Giraffe.
- READ MORE: Celebrating 100 Years of the San Diego Zoo.
- Giraffe House.