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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 giraffes and learn more about these long-necked giants on the longest day of the year. Festivities will include children’s crafts, giraffe bio facts you can touch, opportunities to meet the giraffe keepers, giraffe paintings, and more!
Populations of giraffes in the wild have declined 40% within the last 10 years. Giraffes are a very important species to their habitat and the other species of animals that coexist with them. All donations will go to support the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.
Event: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. next to the giraffe habitat
11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – Giraffe meet the keeper talks
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