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

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May 18, 2013

Endangered Species Day

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May 18, 2013

We are celebrating Endangered Species Day and want you to join us! Animals become endangered when their population numbers are very low and they come close to extinction. Habitat loss, climate change, and human-animal conflict are some of the reasons animals are becoming endangered. Learn about local species such as the Houston Toad and global species like the Small-Clawed River Otter as well as many other animals from around the world!

Also, bring your old cell phone to the Zoo the day of the event and receive a discount off of your Zoo admission by participating in our Cell Phone Recycling Program! Just look for the booth outside the front gates.

Schedule of Events:

Ongoing 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ambassador Toad and toad info table
Cell phone recycling & Conservation table
Attwater’s Prairie Chicken info table
Bowling for Rhinos info table

9:30 Otter Enrichment – Natural Encounters
10:30 Madagascar Big Headed Turtle Meet the Keeper Talk – Reptile House
11:30 Otter Training Session – Natural Encounters
12:00 Tamarin Meet the Keeper Talk – Wortham World of Primates
12:30 Chimp Meet the Keeper Talk – African Forest
1:00 Meet the Keeper Talk – Natural Encounters
1:30 Otter Training Session – Natural Encounters
2:00 Sifaka Meet the Keeper Talk – Wortham World of Primates
2:00 Malayan Gharial Meet the Keeper Talk – Reptile House
2:30 Otter Enrichment – Natural Encounters
3:00 Orangutan Meet the Keeper Talk – Wortham World of Primates

This event is FREE with your paid Zoo admission.


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

Wednesday August 20, 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 Jaguars
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 Blue-tongued skink encounter at the desert exhibit at Natural Encounters
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Mole-rat encounter on the porch at Natural Encounters
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 Snake encounter at the desert exhibit at Natural Encounters
4:00 Meerkat keeper talk at the Meerkat exhibit