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Share our passion for animal care and conservation by adopting an animal from San Antonio Zoo. Some of our animal ambassadors have been making waves in the news and are true fan favorites. Now, you can take one home!

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PROGRAM: Adopt-an-Animal-Giraffe
Alan the Giraffe


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This option is for Adopt-an-Animal pick up at the zoo's Lion's Pride Gift Shop. For shipping please visit our online merchandise store.

Your support will help us continue providing the best care for our animals, contribute to world-class habitats, and enrichment activities. Adopt-an-Animal parents will receive:

  • A certificate of adoption
  • Color 5×7 photo with a personalized bio about the animal
  • Voucher to redeem plush

Alan is our goofy, food-loving, reticulated giraffe, and is “hooves” down the tallest animal at the zoo. Alan is a foodie at heart, whether its grain, alfalfa, hay, or lettuce, Alan loves it all. When he is not eating, Alan spends his days lounging by the pool, taking selfies with guests, and, of course, spending time with his two sons, Cosmo and Brayden. In the wild, giraffe populations have decreased dramatically within the past 30 years due to poaching and habitat loss.

Birthday: ???
Favorite treat: lettuce
Weight: 2000 pounds
Fun fact: FACTGiraffe’s tongues are black so they don’t get sunburned
Loves to: eat

Conservation status: Endangered