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On Saturday, September 6, the Houston Zoo will close early at 5:30 p.m. for a private event. Last entry at 4:30 p.m.

The Wildlife Carousel will be closed through Saturday, August 30, for repairs and maintenance.

June 21, 2014

TXU Energy Presents Pollinator Palooza

Did you know more than three out of four flowering plants and nearly three-quarters of all crops are pollinated by animals? Without pollinators, we would miss many of our favorite foods such as blueberries, almonds, chocolate and coffee!

Learn this and more at TXU Energy Presents Pollinator Palooza. Visit the Zoo on Saturday and Sunday, June 21 & 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for special ladybug releases, music, kid-friendly activities, and themed keeper talks!

This event is included in your Zoo admission and is FREE for Zoo members.

Schedule of Activities:
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Music, crafts and games at the Extreme Bugs! exhibit
10:00 a.m. – Ladybug Release at Butterfly Garden
10:30 a.m. – Meet the Keeper Talk at Bats in Children’s Zoo
11:30 a.m. – Meet the Horticulturist Talk at Butterfly Garden
2:00 p.m. – Ladybug Release at Butterfly Garden
2:30 p.m. – Meet the Keeper Talk at The Bug House
3:00 p.m. – Meet the Keeper Talk at Bats in Natural Encounters
3:30 p.m. – Meet the Keeper Talk at Lemurs in Wortham World of Primates

World Giraffe Day

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


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Today's Shows, Feedings, and Meet the Keeper Talks
TIMES ARE UPDATED EVERY MORNING

Monday September 1, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Fruit Bat Feeding at the Children’s Zoo
11:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds
11:00 Natural Encounters: Small Mammal Encounter at Indoor Porch
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 Sea Lions
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Cougar training
12:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Orangutans in Wortham World of Primates
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: Bird of Prey Encounter at Indoor Porch
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds
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 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Clouded leopards
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Rhinos in African Forest
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Lemurs in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Meerkat Keeper Talk