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Alerts

Grizzly bears are off exhibit this week, through April 20.

The Water Play Park is now open for the season! It is open daily when the ambient temperature is above 70 degrees.

Gorillas are coming back to the Zoo in 2015. Please pardon our mess in the African Forest as we prepare for their arrival.

The week's events

  • September 29, 2013 - Shasta's Birthday

    Shasta's Birthday

    Join us on Sunday, September 29 to celebrate Shasta’s Birthday! For this young whippersnapper’s second birthday we’ll have fun activities for the kids, training demonstrations, and Shasta will get his very own cake! Wear your UH gear for free admission!*
    *Free admission applicable on Sunday, September 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. only.
     
    This event is included with your Zoo admission and FREE for Zoo members!
     
    Schedule of Events
    9:00 am – Zoo gates open
    10:30 am – Shasta let on exhibit “big reveal” style
    11:30 am – Training demonstration
    1:30 – Training demonstration
    9:00 – 3:00 – crafts, bio-facts, and adopt a cougar table

  • October 1, 2013 - Educator Workshop: Beyond Icebreakers and Word Walls and 1 other event

    Educator Workshop: Beyond Icebreakers and Word Walls

    Educator Workshop: Beyond Icebreakers and Word Walls

  • October 3, 2013 - Wild Wheels - For Infants and Toddlers

    Wild Wheels - For Infants and Toddlers

  • October 5, 2013 - Member Morning: Special Primates Meet the Keeper Talk

    Member Morning: Special Primates Meet the Keeper Talk

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

 Wednesday April 16, 2014

10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Reptile House
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 Keeper Talk at the Aquarium
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Black bears
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: Parrot keeper talk on the BEC Lawn
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Natural Encounters: Southern three-banded armadillo encounter on the BEC Lawn
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
3:30 Natural Encounters: Meerkat keeper talk at the Meerkat Exhibit
4:00 Natural Encounters: Tortoise encounter on the BEC Lawn