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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.

Red Panda SOS

December 2, 2012 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us at the front of Carruth Natural Encounters and the Red Panda Exhibit for Red Panda Spotlight on Species.

Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join Houston Zoo in assisting the Red Panda Network’s mission to build awareness for the beautiful endangered red panda (aka firefox) and its habitat – both are disappearing due to human pressures: road building, tree cutting, cattle grazing and many other factors.

Events and Activities:
Games
Meet the Keeper Talks
Enrichment & Training Demos
Face painting & temporary tattoos
Red Panda merchandise for sale

All proceeds raised during our Red Panda Spotlight on Species Weekend will be donated to the Red Panda Network. The Red Panda Network is committed to the conservation of wild red pandas and their habitat through the education and empowerment of local communities by adaptive community-based research, education, and carbon mitigation. Their efforts currently extend to four of the red panda home ranges in Nepal, India, Burma and China.

The Red Panda Network is the only conservation organization solely dedicated to the red panda. Currently they are fundraising in order to train additional ‘forest guardians”, conduct awareness-building programs in schools and continue to expand the protected red panda habitat. Many species that are found within red panda habitat, including the clouded leopard, takins and rare assamese macaques langurs, will benefit from Red Panda Network’s ongoing habitat protection program.


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Today's Shows, Feedings, and Meet the Keeper Talks
TIMES ARE UPDATED EVERY MORNING

Saturday, July 26, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk for Amphibian Q & A 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 Aquarium Keeper at the Piranha Exhibit in Natural Encounters
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Carnivores
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 Natural Encounters: Meet the Keeper Talk at Meerkats
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Natural Encounters: Tamandua Encounter on the Porch
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 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Orangutans in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Snake Encounter on the BEC Lawn