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Just a friendly reminder that there is no Zoo Boo on October 31. Have a safe and happy Halloween!
The following areas will be closing early for private events:
Jaguars – Saturday, November 1 – 5:30 p.m.
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
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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:
Meet the Keeper Talks
Enrichment & Training Demos
Face painting & temporary tattoos
Red Panda merchandise for sale
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:
Wednesday October 29, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Python feeding at 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 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
11:10 Meet the Keeper Talk in the Swap Shop for a snake chat
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Aquarium
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk for Clouded Leopard Cubs at the Fossa Exhibit
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: Red Panda Keeper Talk
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 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:30 Natural Encounters: Lizard Encounter at Indoor Porch
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:00 Natural Encounters: Parrot Encounter at BEC Lawn
3:00 Meet the Keeper Talk about the owl in the Children’s Zoo plaza
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at howler monkeys in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Parrot Encounter at Indoor Rainforest