Palm Springs is a pretty hot place to visit during the summer time. It’s best to go early in the morning when the Zoo opens or later in the day when the sun is not too intense. The day we went, it was 109 degrees. There are plenty of places to refill your water bottle in the park. Bring the usual, sunscreen, hat, and a refillable water bottle with you.
For an additional $5 per person, you can feed a giraffe. You have to be there during feeding time, which was 9am. You pay and get in line. You are then given a sticker that says “I fed a giraffe” and you are given 3 carrot sticks. The zoo volunteers are very knowledgeable on everything giraffe related, so make sure to ask any questions that you might have.
If you are traveling with smaller kids and want to do the feeding, that’s not a problem. Some of the giraffes are not tall enough to reach the top rail. You can either hold the child in your arms and help them feed the giraffe or feed one of the shorter ones through the fence.