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Just a friendly reminder that there is no Zoo Boo on October 31. Have a safe and happy Halloween!
The following areas will be closing early for private events:
Jaguars – Saturday, November 1 – 5:30 p.m.
Learn how the Houston Zoo works to save turtles around the world, and find out how you can make a difference to your local turtles! This event begins at 8 a.m. during Member Morning, as the Zoo opens an hour early for members. Members will be able to enjoy a special visit from Dr. Joe Flanagan as he answers questions and discusses his extensive experience working with sea turtles.
From 9 a.m. to noon, Save a Turtle Saturday features a variety of games, turtle story time, and the Swap Shop will offer double points on all turtle-related items! Activities will be in several areas throughout the zoo; details will be provided closer to the event.
Save a Turtle Saturday focuses on the threats and dangers facing marine and land-based turtles around the world. Talk turtles with Zoo staff from our herpetology, aquarium, and primate departments, all areas that host these incredible creatures.
All activities are free with Zoo admission!
How The Zoo Saves Sea Turtles
Today’s Meet the Keeper Talks & Grounds Programming:
Wednesday October 29, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Python feeding at the Reptile House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Bug house in 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
11:10 Meet the Keeper Talk in the Swap Shop for a snake chat
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Aquarium
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk for Clouded Leopard Cubs at the Fossa Exhibit
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: Red Panda Keeper Talk
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:30 Natural Encounters: Lizard Encounter at Indoor Porch
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:00 Natural Encounters: Parrot Encounter at BEC Lawn
3:00 Meet the Keeper Talk about the owl in the Children’s Zoo plaza
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at howler monkeys in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Parrot Encounter at Indoor Rainforest