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A few of our buildings are closing at 4:00 or 4:30 for private holiday parties on various days; check the Zoo Lights page for the dates and times.
On December 24, the Zoo will close early at 3:00 p.m. (last entry at 2:00 p.m.) We will not be open on December 25.
Gorillas are coming back to the Zoo in 2015. Please pardon our mess in the African Forest as we prepare for their arrival.
There's construction on the East Hoofed Run as we build new habitats for the maned wolf, tapir and other animals there.
Join us on Sunday, September 29 to celebrate Shasta’s Birthday! For this young whippersnapper’s second birthday we’ll have fun activities for the kids, training demonstrations, and Shasta will get his very own cake! Wear your UH gear for free admission!*
*Free admission applicable on Sunday, September 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. only.
This event is included with your Zoo admission and FREE for Zoo members!
Schedule of Events
9:00 am – Zoo gates open
10:30 am – Shasta let on exhibit “big reveal” style
11:30 am – Training demonstration
1:30 – Training demonstration
9:00 – 3:00 – crafts, bio-facts, and adopt a cougar table
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at lace monitor in the Reptile House
10:30 Fruit Bat Feeding at the Children’s Zoo
11:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Rhinos in African Forest
11:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Aquarium
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Clouded Leopards
12:00 Zooper Challenge at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
12:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Chimpanzees in African Forest
1:00 Meet the Keeper: River’s Edge Exhibit
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:00 Flamingo Chick Walk at Birds of the World (Dependent on Weather
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Farm in the Children’s Zoo for a baby llama training session
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk on the Asian turtles in the orangutan moat.
In Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Animal Encounter: African pygmy falcon at the indoor porch