Watching LIVE giraffe cams is a lot of fun!
From experiencing a giraffe giving birth, to seeing wild giraffes drink from an African watering hole, these unique animals provide tons of entertainment.
The only frustrating part about watching giraffe webcams is the fact you have to go to a different website for every camera. All of this traveling around can take up a lot of time.
To help fix this problem, I tried to find the best giraffe cams online. Then I embedded them all onto this one single page, so you don’t have to go anywhere else to watch! I try to update the links frequently, just in case one of the live streams changes its URL.
The BEST part is that I was able to find lots of cameras that show giraffes living in zoos, but also ones that watch African watering holes, which give the possibility of seeing WILD giraffes.
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Giraffe Cam #1: Harpursville, New York
The world-famous April the Giraffe lives here at the Animal Adventure Park! You can watch April along with her son, Tajiri (“Taj”), who was born on April 15, 2017.
April is 17 years old and has become an internet celebrity over the years because of her births that have been streamed live to thousands of people. Her most recent baby was a male named Azizi, who was born on March 16th, 2019.
There are actually TWO live giraffe cameras at the Animal Adventure Park. The second one can be viewed below and features Oliver (male) and Johari (female). Oliver is the father of Taj.
If you watch long enough, you should be able to watch the zookeepers. Look for the giraffes being fed carrots, which are their favorite treats!
Giraffe Cam #2: Colorado Springs, CO
This is a fun live stream that displays the giraffe feeding deck at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! During certain times of the day, you can watch zoo guests feed the giraffes romaine lettuce. Keepers can also be observed feeding rye crackers as special treats during training.
The last calf born here was Viv, who was welcomed into the world on July 6th, 2019. She can be seen playing in the yard during the hours of 8:30 am to 4:45 pm (Mountain time zone). Outside of these hours, the giraffes are not visible, and the cam is turned off.
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is home to the largest herd of Reticulated Giraffes in any zoo in North America, currently numbering 16. The giraffes are strictly monitored to prevent reproducing unless the Species Survival Plan recommends it.
A few years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (picture above!), and we got to feed and interact with the giraffe herd. The experience we had at the zoo was OUTSTANDING, and I would highly recommend going if given a chance.
Lastly, here is a fun fact:
Did you know that giraffes are pregnant an average of 14.5 months?
Giraffe Cam #3: Topeka, Kansas
This multi-cam viewing experience is located at the Topeka Zoo in Kansas. The stream above shows the giraffes’ indoor enclosure. Currently, the herd consists of five giraffes, named Sarge, Abi, Konza, Hope, and Elizabeth.
A few different cameras monitor the giraffes at this zoo. The other cams watch the outdoor enclosures. Here is another angle you can enjoy.
During the cold winter months, it will be rare to see a giraffe outside. You will have much better luck and more entertainment with the first webcam of their indoor area.
Did you know that giraffes have the same number of bones in their neck as a human? Believe it or not, we both have SEVEN vertebrate. Obviously, giraffe neck bones are much bigger than ours. 🙂
Giraffe Cam #4: Germany
This live cam, located at Serengeti Park in Germany, gives us an incredible view inside a giraffe house!
Day or night, you should see an excellent view of the zoo’s herd. I think it’s neat to see them all lying together at night.
Currently, none of the giraffes are pregnant, but Serengeti Park has a history of breeding giraffes. Their first calf was born in 1977!
Giraffes give birth standing up, which means the baby falls upwards of six feet (2m) to the ground as it’s being born. After their long gestation period (13-15 months), the baby giraffe already weighs 110 – 150 pounds (50-70kg) and stands 5 feet (~ 160cm) tall. To escape predators, the newborn can stand within half an hour after birth!
In my quest to find entertaining giraffe webcams, I stumbled across some that were in the wild! Each of the streams below is located in Africa and points at a water source.
Being close to water helps attract a large variety of species. In addition to giraffes, it’s possible to see all sorts of African wildlife, including elephants, lions, hippos, crocodiles, baboons, antelope, rhinos, leopards, and many more!
As you start watching, you may find that it’s nighttime in Africa or there are no animals present.
Please know that each of the streams records the last 12 hours of footage!
At the bottom of each video, you can rewind to try and locate something interesting. The daylight hours tend to have the most action.
Giraffe Cam #5: South Africa
This live camera overlooks a watering hole inside the Madikwe Game Reserve, which sits on the northern border between Botswana and South Africa.
This area attracts many different animal species, including giraffes, elephants, lions, zebras, wild dogs, and cheetahs! The water is also home to Nile Crocodiles, which wait patiently to prey on birds and other animals.
Watch closely for birds, as this location is extremely popular for birders.
Giraffe Cam #6: South Africa
Located at the Balule Game Reserve, the nickname of this camera is the “Cat-Eye.” This name was given because the height of the camera is approximately the same level as a leopard’s eyes, which provides a unique perspective of the animals at the watering hole.
The camera location is very remote and is located in a mixed habitat of brush and savannah. You can expect to see giraffes, impalas, baboons, warthogs, geese, genets, meerkats, waterbuck, elephants, and porcupines.
The Balule Game Reserve is 40,000 hectares and sits adjacent to the world-famous Kruger National Park. Most of the activity takes place during the day (especially sunrise and sunset). It’s possible to see a few creatures at night, such as leopards and rhinos, searching for food.
Giraffe Cam #7: South Africa
This live camera is set on the banks of the mighty Olifants River in South Africa. It’s one of the few cams that are placed on the banks of an African river!
Hippos and crocodiles are regularly seen in the river. On the banks, it’s common to see giraffes and elephants grazing for food, along with waterbuck, bushbuck, baboons, impalas, storks, and herons.
Giraffe Cam #8: South Africa
The Nkorho Bush Lodge hosts this camera, which watches over a watering hole located less than 1 mile (1.6 km) from Kruger National Park!
You can watch a wide variety of species. In fact, the famous African Big Five (lion, rhino, elephant, leopard, and Cape Buffalo) can all be observed here. Incredibly, they were all seen during a seven-hour period once!
Wildebeest and Impala are two of the most frequent visitors that come for a drink. Also, look for warthogs lying around in the mud.
This location is also a hot spot for birds, with over 100 species identified so far.
At certain camera angles, you can see the Nkorho Bush Lodge in the background!
Can you help me add to this list?
I’m sure that I wasn’t able to find all the giraffe cams in the world.
If there are any you can find that are worth sharing, please paste a link below in the comments section.
I am looking for streams that feature a high-quality camera, and the video doesn’t buffer often.