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A few buildings will be closed on various nights starting at 4:00 p.m. for holiday parties. Check the TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights webpage for the complete list.
The Houston Zoo will close early on Thanksgiving Day at 3:00 p.m. Last entry at 2:00 p.m.
Celebrate nature’s cleanup crew, the vultures! Find out more about vultures at the zoo and in the wild at the Vulture Spotlight on Species (SOS) Saturday and Sunday November 23-24.
Did you know the Houston Zoo has a pair of Cinereous vultures? They have cool blue heads. We also have King vultures in our Fischer Bird Garden. The Vulture SOS will be at the Cinereous exhibit, where we’ll have games, biofacts (feathers and bones!), coloring activities and more. There will also be some cool vulture souvenirs to purchase such as magnets, keychains, bookmarks and ornaments.
While turkey and black vultures seem so abundant to us in Texas, vultures around the world range from threatened to critically endangered. That’s why the money raised at Vulture SOS will be donated to the Cambodian Vulture Conservation Project. Come out and support vultures and find out more about this cool animal!
Check out these vultures and many other cool Houston Zoo birds on the Meet the Animals: Birds page
Today’s Meet the Keeper Talks & Grounds Programming
Sunday, November 23, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk for Rattlesnakes at the Reptile House
10:30 Meet the Keeper in the Bug House
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
11:00 Natural Encounters: Meerkat Keeper Talk at the Meerkat Exhibit
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: Leopard tortoise Encounter at the BEC Lawn
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk for Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
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 Natural Encounters: Frog Keeper Talk Inside at the Rainforest Exhibit
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:00 Natural Encounters: Tenrec Encounter Inside at the Rainforest Exhibit
3:00 Tarantula chat in the Swap Shop
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Meerkat Keeper Talk at the Meerkat Exhibit