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Sep 15, '13

Wild Winks - Overnights at the Zoo

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September 15, 2013

Sep 16, '13 Sep 17, '13 Sep 18, '13 Sep 19, '13 Sep 20, '13

Wild Winks - Overnights at the Zoo

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September 20, 2013

Sep 21, '13

Wild Winks - Overnights at the Zoo

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September 21, 2013

Elephant Open House

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September 21, 2013

Marvel Character Appearances

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September 21, 2013

MARVEL characters Spider-Man and Iron Man are visiting the Houston Zoo on September 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You’ve seen them in comics and movies, but now YOU can meet these heroes in person!

Spider-Man and Iron Man will make appearances at the Zoo throughout the day, greeting guests and posing for photos. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the heroic moment!

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

Spotlight on Species: Rhinos

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September 21, 2013

In honor of World Rhino Day, join us to learn about the five species of rhinos, make homemade rhino masks, and visit with our rhino mascot! There will also be items for sale such as magnets, bracelets, and necklaces. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Lowveld Rhino Trust, which is helping to educate schoolchildren in Zimbabwe about rhinos and other animals.

The event will be held at the rhino habitat in the African Forest from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All activities are included with your Zoo admission and FREE for Zoo Members.

Be a Rhino Hero: Donate a Wildlife Book!
Directly contribute to saving rhinos in the wild by bringing in a new or gently used book about wildlife to donate to our friends in the field who are protecting rhinos in Africa. These books will be used to educate local communities in Zimbabwe about their amazing wildlife. Each person that donates a book will receive a rhino conservation bracelet AND a Houston Zoo Conservation Hero pin!

More about Being a Rhino Hero


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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