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Gorillas are coming back to the Zoo in 2015. Please pardon our mess in the African Forest as we prepare for their arrival.
On Friday, April 25, Twiga Cafe will close early at 4:30 p.m. for a private event.
The Water Play Park will be closed M - F April 28 - May 2 for construction to make this area even nicer for Zoo guests.
We are celebrating Endangered Species Day and want you to join us! Animals become endangered when their population numbers are very low and they come close to extinction. Habitat loss, climate change, and human-animal conflict are some of the reasons animals are becoming endangered. Learn about local species such as the Houston Toad and global species like the Small-Clawed River Otter as well as many other animals from around the world!
Also, bring your old cell phone to the Zoo the day of the event and receive a discount off of your Zoo admission by participating in our Cell Phone Recycling Program! Just look for the booth outside the front gates.
Schedule of Events:
Ongoing 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ambassador Toad and toad info table
Cell phone recycling & Conservation table
Attwater’s Prairie Chicken info table
Bowling for Rhinos info table
9:30 Otter Enrichment – Natural Encounters
10:30 Madagascar Big Headed Turtle Meet the Keeper Talk – Reptile House
11:30 Otter Training Session – Natural Encounters
12:00 Tamarin Meet the Keeper Talk – Wortham World of Primates
12:30 Chimp Meet the Keeper Talk – African Forest
1:00 Meet the Keeper Talk – Natural Encounters
1:30 Otter Training Session – Natural Encounters
2:00 Sifaka Meet the Keeper Talk – Wortham World of Primates
2:00 Malayan Gharial Meet the Keeper Talk – Reptile House
2:30 Otter Enrichment – Natural Encounters
3:00 Orangutan Meet the Keeper Talk – Wortham World of Primates
This event is FREE with your paid Zoo admission.
Thursday April 24, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at 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 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 Natural Encounters: Snake Encounter at the Drylands 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 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:00 Natural Encounters: African grey parrot keeper chat on the BEC Lawn
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Mandrills in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Meerkat keeper chat at the Meerkat Exhibit