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The Wildlife Carousel will be closed through Friday, August 29, for repairs and maintenance.
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
Thursday August 21, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Anaconda in 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 Cougars
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 Snake encounter on the lawn at Natural Encounters
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
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Patas Monkeys in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Fat-tailed gerbil encounter in front of the desert exhibit at Natural Encounters