Feature Film: The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

February 26, 2020

Date/Time
February 26, 2020
7:15 pm - 10:00 pm


Join the Virginia Zoo for an exclusive showing of “Woman Who Loves Giraffes” at the Naro Cinema in Ghent.

Stay after the film for an exciting Q&A session with Virginia Zoo’s Jennifer McNamara, lead Africa Keeper who cares for the Zoo’s giraffes and Executive Director Greg Bockheim. Hear what it’s like to work with these animals every day, how the Zoo is making a difference in their lives and what you can do to help.

About the film: In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees, 23-year-old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild. In this documentary, Anne (now 85) retraces her steps, and with letters and stunning, original 16mm film footage offers an intimate window into her life as a young woman, juxtaposed with a first-hand look at the devastating reality that giraffes are facing today. Both the world’s first ‘giraffologist’, whose research findings ultimately became the foundation for many scientists following in her footsteps, and the species she loves have each experienced triumphs as well as setbacks.

Cost: Adults, $10  //  Seniors, $8  //  Kids (12 and under), $8

Support the Zoo: Giraffe Zoodoptions will be available for purchase. Proceeds contribute toward the care of the Zoos’ animals for one year.

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