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We're renovating the Desert habitat in Natural Encounters; that area of this building, including mole rats and the marine aquarium, are temporarily closed off.
In honor of World Rhino Day, join us to learn about the five species of rhinos, make homemade rhino masks, and visit with our rhino mascot! There will also be items for sale such as magnets, bracelets, and necklaces. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Lowveld Rhino Trust, which is helping to educate schoolchildren in Zimbabwe about rhinos and other animals.
The event will be held at the rhino habitat in the African Forest from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All activities are included with your Zoo admission and FREE for Zoo Members.
Be a Rhino Hero: Donate a Wildlife Book!
Directly contribute to saving rhinos in the wild by bringing in a new or gently used book about wildlife to donate to our friends in the field who are protecting rhinos in Africa. These books will be used to educate local communities in Zimbabwe about their amazing wildlife. Each person that donates a book will receive a rhino conservation bracelet AND a Houston Zoo Conservation Hero pin!
Friday July 25, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Anaconda feeding at 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)
11:00 Story Safari at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Aquarium
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Lion window
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 meerkat keeper at the meerkat exhibit
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:30 All about Fish! At the four-eyed fish tank in Natural Encounters
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Mandrills in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Animal encounter: touch a snake at the Natural Encounters porch
6:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Orangutans in Wortham World of Primates