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Just a friendly reminder that there is no Zoo Boo on October 31. Have a safe and happy Halloween!
With the time change, we will shift to winter hours. Starting Sunday, November 2, The Houston Zoo will close at 6 p.m., last entry at 5 p.m.
On Friday, November 7, the Zoo will close early for Feast With the Beasts. Last entry at 2 p.m., closing at 3 p.m.
The following areas will be closing early for private events:
Jaguars – Saturday, November 1 – 5:30 p.m.
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December 1, 2012 –
This month’s Member Morning features Rhinos!
During your visit we offer you a chance to hear from one of our Zoo’s experts and gain professional insight about a select animal resident or area. Learn from the best in the field about what it really takes to care for the diverse animals that call the Zoo home.
Registration is not required. Please bring your membership card and photo ID as usual. Due to early admission, not every animal is available at this time
December 1, 2012 –
Ever flip through a wildlife magazine and wish your animal pictures could look that good? Planning to come to Photo Day and want some pointers and practice first? Join us as we learn some basics of wildlife photography and take a mini-safari through the Zoo to capture some of our most photogenic animals. This session is for beginners, and a digital or film SLR camera is recommended. Cameras will not be provided.
Register for Point, Click, Zoo and receive a $5 discount to Photo Day! Discount code will be provided in class.
December 1, 2012 –
Join us at the front of Carruth Natural Encounters and the Red Panda Exhibit for Red Panda Spotlight on Species.
Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2
Join Houston Zoo in assisting the Red Panda Network’s mission to build awareness for the beautiful endangered red panda (aka firefox) and its habitat – both are disappearing due to human pressures: road building, tree cutting, cattle grazing and many other factors.
Events and Activities:
All proceeds raised during our Red Panda Spotlight on Species Weekend will be donated to the Red Panda Network. The Red Panda Network is committed to the conservation of wild red pandas and their habitat through the education and empowerment of local communities by adaptive community-based research, education, and carbon mitigation. Their efforts currently extend to four of the red panda home ranges in Nepal, India, Burma and China.
The Red Panda Network is the only conservation organization solely dedicated to the red panda. Currently they are fundraising in order to train additional ‘forest guardians”, conduct awareness-building programs in schools and continue to expand the protected red panda habitat. Many species that are found within red panda habitat, including the clouded leopard, takins and rare assamese macaques langurs, will benefit from Red Panda Network’s ongoing habitat protection program.
Today’s Meet the Keeper Talks & Grounds Programming:
Friday October 31, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Anaconda in the Reptile House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Bug House in the Children’s Zoo
11:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Hoofstock
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 Tiger window
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 Meet the Keeper Talk on the Bats at Natural Encounters
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at 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)
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Fox exhibit in the Children’s Zoo
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Bug House in the Children’s Zoo
3:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Mongoose exhibit in the Children’s Zoo
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Howler monkeys in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Meerkat keeper chat at the Meerkat yard