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On Saturday, September 6, the Houston Zoo will close early at 5:30 p.m. for a private event. Last entry at 4:30 p.m.

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

The week's events
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Sep 1, '13

Lemur Spotlight on Species

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September 1, 2013

Find out all about lemurs and other Madagascar animals at the Lemur Spotlight on Species. Meet the keepers at the Zoo who care for lemurs every day. There will also be face-painting and fun ‘lemur’ activities for the whole family. This three-day event is August 31st – September 2 in the Wortham World of Primates.

While learning about lemurs, you can also support lemur conservation. Keepers will be selling a wide variety of unique items as well as paintings completed by our zoo animals. All of the profits will support conservation efforts in Madagascar.

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Sep 2, '13

Lemur Spotlight on Species

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September 2, 2013

Find out all about lemurs and other Madagascar animals at the Lemur Spotlight on Species. Meet the keepers at the Zoo who care for lemurs every day. There will also be face-painting and fun ‘lemur’ activities for the whole family. This three-day event is August 31st – September 2 in the Wortham World of Primates.

While learning about lemurs, you can also support lemur conservation. Keepers will be selling a wide variety of unique items as well as paintings completed by our zoo animals. All of the profits will support conservation efforts in Madagascar.

Read More About The Lemur Spotlight on Species

Sep 3, '13 Sep 4, '13

Leaping for Lemurs at Sky Zone Sports

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September 4, 2013

On September 4th & 5th, show off your lemur leaping skills by visiting Sky Zone Sports indoor trampoline park for “Leaping for Lemurs.” They will donate 25% of the proceeds on these two days to lemur conservation in Madagascar.

We will also having a “Dodging Extinction” dodgeball tournament from 7 PM – 8 PM on Thursday, September 5th at the Sky Zone Sports with prizes for the winning team. The spots are limited for this tournament, so get your teams of 6 players signed up now!

We look forward to seeing you come out and leap into action to help save these amazing animals!

Read more about it on the Houston Zoo Blog

Sep 5, '13

Leaping for Lemurs at Sky Zone Sports

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September 5, 2013

On September 4th & 5th, show off your lemur leaping skills by visiting Sky Zone Sports indoor trampoline park for “Leaping for Lemurs.” They will donate 25% of the proceeds on these two days to lemur conservation in Madagascar.

We will also having a “Dodging Extinction” dodgeball tournament from 7 PM – 8 PM on Thursday, September 5th at the Sky Zone Sports with prizes for the winning team. The spots are limited for this tournament, so get your teams of 6 players signed up now!

We look forward to seeing you come out and leap into action to help save these amazing animals!

Read more about it on the Houston Zoo Blog

Wild Wheels - For Infants and Toddlers

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September 5, 2013

Sep 6, '13 Sep 7, '13

Lion Fun Days

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September 7, 2013

It’s hard to believe, but the King of the Jungle is in trouble. The population of African lions is falling at an alarming rate, with an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 lions left in all of Africa. Field researchers and conservationists believe the decline can be slowed and eventually reversed through community outreach and education. That’s where you come in.
 
On Saturday and Sunday September 7 and 8, children and families in 40 villages across northern Mozambique will hold Lion Fun Days. At the Houston Zoo, Lion Fun Days activities will be a mirror image of the community outreach and education events that the Niassa Lion Project will be doing a few weeks earlier in Mozambique.
 
Lion Fun Days at the Houston Zoo will include meet the Keeper Talks, crafts, and games for children of all ages. The Houston Zoo’s lion keepers and volunteers will also offer a variety of Lion Fun Days souvenirs for sale including sculpture made from wire snare traps, handmade art and items from Africa, coloring books, magnets, buttons, t-shirts and more. All proceeds from Lion Fun Days sales directly benefit the Niassa Lion Project. Meet the Keeper Talk, crafts and games are included in your Zoo admission and Zoo membership.
 
If you want to have a part in saving the African lion, come visit the Houston Zoo on September 7 and 8 and learn how.
 
Lion Fun Days Schedule – All activities at the Lion exhibit
10 a.m. Meet the Keeper Talk
10:30 a.m. Lion conservation games
11:30 a.m. Meet the Keeper Talk
1:30 p.m. Meet the Keeper Talk
2 p.m. Meet the Keeper Talk
3 p.m. Lion conservation games


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

Wednesday August 27, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at 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 Keeper Talk at the Aquarium
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Lion boardwalk
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: Meerkat Keeper Talk
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Natural Encounters: Indigo Snake Encounter at Indoor Drylands
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
3:00 Natural Encounters: Parrot Encounter at Indoor Rainforest
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: Uromastyx Lizard Encounter at Indoor Drylands