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December 2012
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Alerts

The Wildlife Carousel will be closed through Friday, August 29, for repairs and maintenance.

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December 2012
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Natural Encounters Closing at 4:30 p.m.

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November 27, 2012

Natural Encounters will be closing at 4:30 p.m. today for a private event and will be closed for Zoo Lights as well.

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Natural Encounters Closing at 4:30 p.m.

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November 29, 2012

Natural Encounters will be closing at 4:30 p.m. today for a private event and will be closed for Zoo Lights as well.

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Natural Encounters and Reptiles Closing Early at 4:30 p.m.

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December 6, 2012

On December 6th, the Natural Encounters building and the Reptiles and Amphibians building will close early at 4:30 p.m. for private events.

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Kipp Aquarium and Natural Encounters Closing at 4:30 p.m.

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December 7, 2012

On December 7th, the Kipp Aquarium building and the Natural Encounters building will close early at 4:30 p.m. for private events.

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Jaguar Exhibit and Reptile Building Closing at 4:30 p.m.

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December 8, 2012

On December 8th, the Jaguar Exhibit and the Reptiles and Amphibians Building will close early at 4:30 p.m. for private events.

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Natural Encounters Closing Early at 4:30 p.m.

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December 9, 2012

On December 9th, the Natural Encounters building will close early at 4:30 p.m. for a private event.

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Natural Encounters Closing Early at 4:30 p.m.

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December 11, 2012

On December 11th, the Natural Encounters building will close early at 4:30 p.m. for a private event.

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Kipp Aquarium Closing Early at 4:30 p.m.

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December 13, 2012

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Kipp Aquarium Closing Early at 4:00 p.m.

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December 15, 2012

Natural Encounters Closing Early at 4:30 p.m.

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December 15, 2012

On December 15th, the Natural Encounters building will close early at 4:30 p.m. for a private event.

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Zoo Closing Early on Christmas Eve

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December 24, 2012

The Houston Zoo will be closing early on December 24th at 3:00 p.m. with the last admission at 2:00 p.m.

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

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