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May 31, 2014

Photo Day - Close Up With The Carnivores

Lions, jaguars and bears, oh my! Join us for Photo Day in May as we highlight a few of our carnivore ambassadors, providing guests with special photo opportunities.
 
Photo Day Info and Tickets

Get to Know Your Local Snakes - Spotlight on Species

Snakes are helpful creatures in nature, feeding on nuisance mice and rats as well as insects that might otherwise bug you. Next time you find a snake in the grass, learn how to ID it and what to do at this upcoming event. We’ll have live local snakes including the dangerous ones – coral snake, copperhead, and moccasin/cottonmouth – in tanks for you to see safely. Talk with a local snake expert and get your questions answered! Head over to the Reptile & Amphibian Building for this event.

This event is included with your paid Zoo admission and is free for Zoo Members!


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

Wednesday July 23, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the American alligator 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
11:00 Natural Encounters: Meerkat Keeper Talk
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Aquarium
11:30 Natural Encounters: Tortoise Encounter at BEC Lawn
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: Bird of Prey Encounter at BEC Lawn
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Sea Lion Intern Chat
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 Orangutans in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Snake Encounter at BEC Lawn