Have you ever fed a giraffe? Have you ever smelled their grassy breath? These are memories that will last you a lifetime. At Giraffe Ranch in Dade City, Florida you'll experience firsthand, the lives of giraffe and other species from around the world living under huge live oaks in a setting that is right out of Africa.
Giraffe Ranch is a licensed working ranch that specializes in exotic species as well as domestic cattle and horses. Learn about exotic animals from an expert guide from the comfort of specially designed 4-wheel drive vehicles. We'll show you our conservation efforts and how we are helping to preserve species that are extinct in the wild. Visit us for the ultimate eco-adventure.
Located in beautiful east Pasco County 45 minutes north of Tampa, Giraffe Ranch is on 47 acres of rolling countryside. With huge live oaks, native orchids and lush pastures and wetlands, our ranch is also a native wildlife preserve. Every night up to 200 Sandhill Cranes roost on our grounds.
Enjoy Giraffe Ranch farm tours with an experienced driver/guide in customized 4-WD safari tour vehicles. You will be safe, comfortable and get a terrific view, as each vehicle is fitted with shade canopies and stadium seating. You will learn about native and exotic animals and their habitats from your safari guide. You will see our ongoing conservation efforts with endangered species and some that are extinct in the wild.
On safari you can feed giraffe, zebra and other animals from Asia, Africa, and the link our working herd of Austrian Haflinger horses and our tiny Irish Dexter cattle. Giraffe Ranch has one of the largest herds of these diminutive cattle in Florida.
Giraffe Ranch is not a zoo or theme park. It is a hands-on real working game farm and wildlife preserve where animals have room to roam.
Family-owned and operated for over 12 years, Giraffe Ranch is open by reservation only. We have two tours per day at 11am and 2pm. Tours are strictly limited in size and are fun, educational adventures.
Giraffe Ranch is accredited by the Zoological Association of America (ZAA) and licensed by USDA.