What's not to love! Beautiful giraffe, up close...amazing!
This encounter exceeded our expectations! Julie was amazing and we would absolutely do this again! Don’t miss it if you visit!
You should add more bathrooms- the one porta potty was FULL and disgusting!
Julie was the keeper doing the encounter and she was great. She had a lot of information to share and made sure we had plenty of carrots to feed Puzzles. She also helped us get the most out of our experience. I have met and fed quite a few giraffes but this was such a personal up close encounter. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Julie took lots of fantastic photos which I have been able to share while recommending it to anyone who would listen. I’d give it 10 stars if I could.
Puzzles was an amazing animal to see up close. Beautiful and gentle. Feeding him carrots was awesome. Diane was great. Very knowledgeable and patient. Allowed us plenty of time to enjoy our visit!
We took our daughter for her birthday, she loves giraffes. The keeper was really friendly and seemes to really care for and understand the animals. She answered all of our questions. Puzzles was also very social able and was fun to be around. Sudoku is still young and learning to deal with the public. We didnt feel at all rushed or that any of our questions were unimportant. Will want to do this again.
The zoo was an amazing experience! The animals are so close and seemingly loved by every staff member. Feeding Puzzles, the giraffe, was incredible. My 20 and 22 year old children said it was way better than the Detroit Zoo. Well worth the 2 hour drive .
We did the Giraffe experience and it was awesome. Julie was great. She told us facts and was very welcoming and friendly. The zoo is very clean. Friendly staff.
Amazing experience guided by Owner Joe, to be up close with such beautiful animals is something all should experience. Happy to say the animals in the park are well taken care of and receive alot of attention and love. Looking forward to returning to experience the other encounters. Our membership will also be renewed, looking forward to the new attractions under construction.
Loved every minute of this experience. Great time!
Awesome experience all around. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.
Guide shared great info and answered our many questions. Puzzles is a sweet gentle three year old giraffe! He even ate a carrot I held in my mouth! Great experience for "kids" of all ages. Our group consisted of four 70 year olds and WE LOVED IT!
This was truly a thrill of a lifetime! Our group had a blast, and Julie was just so much fun! This is an amazing experience and we learned so much about him as well as the park from Julie. Two big thumbs up! Already planning a trip back!
We really enjoyed seeing Puzzles again. We got to meet him a few years back. Always cool to get to see him up close and feed him. Staff is helpful and great to chat with. Had a great time once again. We will be back.
Had a great time at the Zoo!
My family really enjoyed the opportunity.
We all fell in love with Puzzles. The Best experience with an animal encounter we ever had!
We had an amazing time at the Indian Creek Zoo with the Giraffe Encounter. The staff was kind, knowledgeable of the animals, and truly cared about the experience. The encounter was far more than I had expected, and I would recommend anyone to experience it for themselves.
Wonderful experience up close and personal. We were able to go "behind the scenes" and give Puzzles a bucket of food. We had to wait for our encounter and the generous staff gave us food to walk through the zoo and feed the goats and llamas. We love this zoo and go about once a week so doing something different with this wonderful facility was really awesome. Would definitely do it again and the price is so enticing! Easy to book online as well. Can't wait to try the sloth encounter too!
We had such a wonderful time, the handlers will very nice. We will definitely be back and bring our family members with us.
Puzzels was awesome, so gentle and friendly. Staff was the best
The Indian Creek Zoo is wonderful! The Giraffe Encounter was an event my family and I will never forget, and Julie and the staff are so knowledgeable and personable. I highly recommend not only the encounter but also the zoo itself. It truly is a very special experience.
It was a wonderful experience. We loved the handler, as well!
Well worth the 2 1/2 hour drive. Puzzles is the sweetest. What a great experience.
It was awesome. What a great experience. We will definitely come again.
My family and I had a blast with the Giraffe Encounter. Puzzles (the giraffe) is 3 years old and super lovable guy. You get to feed him a variety of veggies/fruits. We got to pet him and take a million priceless pictures. Puzzles definitely won our hearts over and we cannot wait to go and visit him again.
Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. My daughter enjoyed the encounter for her birthday. The only "issue" was the Easter egg hunt and parking was going on at the same time and I was not aware of that until I arrived, but we made the shuttle in and was transported back to our car by staff. We can't wait to see and visit the entire zoo for the first time this summer.
While I cannot remember the workers name (short blonde girl), she was very knowledgable about Puzzle and about giraffes in general. Easy to talk to and encouraged questions. The only thing about the encounter that I wish was different was the platform we were on to see the giraffe. While my wife and I were perfectly fine because we are adults, the young girl who was on the encounter with us (not with us but also on the encounter) could barely see over the railing. Puzzles will grow more and once that happens the issue may go away a little if Puzzles becomes tall enough, but there was no secure stool or anything for the young girl to stand on. This issue could be resolve easily and cheaply in a number of ways and ultimately didn't affect my experience (which is why I gave 5 stars), but would definitely help you continue to get good ratings from everyone.
It was very awesome being able to feed Puzzles. Everything worked out great!!! We definitely will be visiting this summer!!
I was my dream to come face to face with a giraffe and I could not have been more excited to find that Indian Creek Zoo offered a close encounter and I was not disappointed in the least. The handlers were WONDERFUL and took the time to give us a tour of the facilities. The cherry on top was being able to hold a baby kangaroo. So wonderful! I could tell the owners and handlers are dedicated to creating a great home for their animals. Thank you again for making a dream come true!
We did the giraffe and sloth encounter and were impressed with the interaction with all of the animals. We had a great time and will be visiting again.
The Giraffe was interactive, safe and friendly, we were able to learn from the experience, the staff was exceptional beyond hospitable. I chose the encounter for my sons 12th birthday surprise gift and everything at the zoo was more exciting than ever imagined. Thank you he said it was the best birthday ever!!!
I loved the giraffe. He is soooo sweet.
Everyone was amazing. Going out of the way to make our encounter very personal.
We had a great time and Puzzles was so friendly. Julie was very friendly as well and took the time to tell us a lot about Puzzles and the other animals in her care. We're looking forward to returning next season.
The encounter was wonderful! Our staff member was informative and very accommodating to the special needs of my family. The Indian Creek Zoo is the one place my father-in-law who has various memory issues, is truly happy. He is a member and comes often the cart we are allowed to use to drive him around the zoo is especially helpful. The whole staff is wonderful and we will continue to come with dad as long has he able.