Around the Tiers: Giraffe coming to Animal Adventure

By Chelsea Bishop

July 16, 2014 Updated Jul 16, 2014 at 7:03 AM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) Jordan Patch, owner of Animal Adventure, announced the park will be getting a giraffe for the 2015 season.

Patch made arrangements for Oliver, or Ollie the giraffe to travel to his new home at Animal Adventure next spring.

At the age of 2, Ollie already stands a proud ten feet tall at his current home, The Kalahari Resort's Safari Adventures.

Ollie loves to greet guests and always appreciates and eagerly accepts a carrot gift.

He will make the journey from Sandusky, Ohio to Harpursville in Spring 2015, marking a Broome County milestone. It has been 50 years since giraffes were exhibited in Broome County.

Animal Adventure will be raising funds to help build the appropriate housing and exhibit, and acquire its first giraffe, Oliver.

Exhibit design will include an elevated platform for hands on interaction with one of earth's most magnificent creatures.

Local businesses can contact us to have an Ollie Box brought to their location, to be displayed on checkout counters and reception desks.

Visit our website to see sponsorship opportunities ranging from $100 and up.

Animal Adventure will also host Zoo-vie Nights, featuring fun animal-themed films that will be shown outdoors after the park closes.

Bring your flashlight and blanket or lawn chair to claim your spot in our outdoor movie theater provided by FunFlicks inflatable movie screens.

Park closes early at 4 PM, and reopens at 6 PM with the movie starting at 7 PM.

Park Admission and Movie:
$5.50 - Ages 3-11
$7 - Ages 12 and up
FREE - Under age 3

Movie Schedule:
July 26 - "Rio 2"
August 8 - "We Bought a Zoo"
September 5 - TBA
October 10 - TBA

Outside food and beverages are prohibited for the safety of the animals. Popcorn, snacks, and other refreshments will be available on site.

All proceeds from Ollie's Zoo-vie Nights goes directly to the Giraffe Campaign.