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May 18, '13
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.
9:30 Otter Enrichment – Natural Encounters
This event is FREE with your paid Zoo admission.
Today’s Meet the Keeper Talks & Grounds Programming
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk for Anegada Island Iguana at the Reptile House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Bug House
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Mongoose in the Children’s Zoo
11:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Hoofstock
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 Training Window
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
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:00 Meet the Keeper Inter Talk at Sea Lions
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 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
2:30 Natural Encounters: Otter Keeper Talk
3:00 Natural Encounters: Falcon Encounter at Indoor Porch
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sifaka in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Lizard Encounter at Indoor Rainforest