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We're renovating our concessions at Cypress Circle. Look for many other refreshment options at Macaw Cafe, Twiga Cafe and at carts and kiosks around the zoo.
Thursday, October 2, the Jaguar habitat will close early at 5:00 for a private event.
Friday, October 3, Natural Encounters will close early at 3:00 for a private event.
Monday, October 6, Natural Encounters will close early at 4:00 for a private event.
Thursday, October 9, the Houston Zoo will be closing early at 5:30 p.m. for a private event. Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.
Kick off National Zookeeper Week on Saturday as we celebrate keepers at the Houston Zoo! We’ll have ongoing events at a table opposite the meerkat exhibit as well as throughout the zoo – see the schedule below for all the action! Find out what it takes to be a zookeeper, and hear about the work and fun they experience every day. Watch how keepers get creative to provide stimulating enrichment for zoo animals, and talk with keepers who have done hands-on conservation work with animals in the wild.
National Zookeeper Week – table opposite Meerkats
9 – 10 a.m. Get the Details on Komodo Dragons
10 – 11 a.m. Featuring Panamanian Frogs
11 – 12 p.m. Let’s Talk Turtles
12 – 1 p.m. Double Conservation Hour: Coral Restoration in the Florida Keys and the Niassa Lion Project
1 – 2 p.m. How the Houston Zoo is Saving the Endangered Attwater Prairie Chicken
2 – 3 p.m. All About Houston Toads and Howler Monkeys
National Zookeeper Week Talks Around the Zoo
10 a.m. Deer Training and Care – at the deer yard in the Children’s Zoo
10:30 a.m. How to Be a Reptile & Amphibian Keeper – in the Reptile House
11 a.m. Meet the Rhino Keeper Talk – at rhinos in the African Forest
1:30 p.m. Keepers Provide Enrichment – at the mongoose habitat in the Children’s Zoo
2 p.m. Meet a Giraffe Keeper – at the giraffe habitat
3:30 p.m. How to Train a Mandrill – at mandrills in the Wortham World of Primates
Today’s Full Schedule of Meet the Keeper Talks
Wednesday October 1, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Malayan Gharial in the Reptile House
10:30 Meet a pig in the swap shop plaza 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
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Aquarium
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: Bat Cave Keeper Talk
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: Snake Encounter at Indoor Drylands
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at howler monkeys in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Tortoise Encounter at BEC Lawn