Special Events

Win Your Own Giraffe! In anticipation of the zoo's new giraffe that is expected to arrive over the winter, Fort Chiswell Animal Park is giving away a huge, 4 foot tall, plush giraffe! The zoo will be open each weekend through November 26th (weather permitting). For each paid admission, zoo guests will receive an entry ticket to win their own giraffe! The winner will be announced the beginning of December for pick-up at the zoo just in time for Christmas (Sorry, we cannot ship). So make plans now to get one more visit with the animals before winter sets in and help us celebrate the soon-to-be arrival of our baby giraffe!


We know how you all have been waiting right along with us to see this exhibit completed! This exhibit is almost giraffe-ready and we are so excited! The following photos give you a glimpse into what goes into building a zoo exhibit. Please check back soon for exciting updates!

We are so close now!
Please watch for updates!
We appreciate all of our guests who,
through their continued support of the animals,
have made this new exhibit possible.
We couldn't do it without you!

--The Zoo Crew