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

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Babies & Toddlers: Wild Wheels

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May 2, 2013

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Your Friendly (Or Not So Friendly) Neighborhood Snakes

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May 4, 2013

Snakes are helpful creatures in nature, feeding on nuisance mice and rats as well as insects that might otherwise bug you. Next time you find a snake in the grass, learn how to ID it and what to do at this upcoming event. We’ll have live local snakes including the dangerous ones – coral snake, copperhead, and moccasin/cottonmouth – in tanks for you to see safely. Talk with a local snake expert and get your questions answered! Head over to the Reptile & Amphibian Building for this event.

This event is included with your paid Zoo admission. This event is free for Zoo Members!

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Photo Day at the Houston Zoo

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May 11, 2013

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Elephant Open House

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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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Zoo Yoga

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May 21, 2013

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Zoo Yoga

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May 25, 2013

Spotlight on Species: Chimpanzees!

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May 25, 2013

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday May 25-27, join us at the chimpanzee exhibit in the African Forest this weekend for a very special Spotlight on Species, included in your Zoo admission.

Recycle your cell phone at the Zoo during this event and receive a special chimpanzee conservation bracelet.

You can visit our chimpanzee tool gallery, color a chimp mask, pose for a picture in our chimpanzee cutout, and more! Artwork created by our chimpanzees as well as other items will be for sale to raise money for chimpanzee conservation.

We’ll have two special Meet the Keeper Talks during this event – at 12:30 the chimps will receive special food items to fish for in their termite mound. At 2:30 we’ll have a chimp painting or training demonstration!

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Spotlight on Species: Chimpanzees!

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May 26, 2013

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday May 25-27, join us at the chimpanzee exhibit in the African Forest this weekend for a very special Spotlight on Species, included in your Zoo admission.

Recycle your cell phone at the Zoo during this event and receive a special chimpanzee conservation bracelet.

You can visit our chimpanzee tool gallery, color a chimp mask, pose for a picture in our chimpanzee cutout, and more! Artwork created by our chimpanzees as well as other items will be for sale to raise money for chimpanzee conservation.

We’ll have two special Meet the Keeper Talks during this event – at 12:30 the chimps will receive special food items to fish for in their termite mound. At 2:30 we’ll have a chimp painting or training demonstration!

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TXU Energy Presents Chill Out: Scavenger Hunt!

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May 27, 2013

Spotlight on Species: Chimpanzees!

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May 27, 2013

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday May 25-27, join us at the chimpanzee exhibit in the African Forest this weekend for a very special Spotlight on Species, included in your Zoo admission.

Recycle your cell phone at the Zoo during this event and receive a special chimpanzee conservation bracelet.

You can visit our chimpanzee tool gallery, color a chimp mask, pose for a picture in our chimpanzee cutout, and more! Artwork created by our chimpanzees as well as other items will be for sale to raise money for chimpanzee conservation.

We’ll have two special Meet the Keeper Talks during this event – at 12:30 the chimps will receive special food items to fish for in their termite mound. At 2:30 we’ll have a chimp painting or training demonstration!

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Zoo Yoga

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May 28, 2013

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Zoo Yoga

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June 1, 2013

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

Friday August 22, 2014
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Anaconda in the 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 Clouded leopards
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 Meerkat keepers talk at the Meerkat exhibit
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Tamarins in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 African pygmy falcon on the BEC lawn
6:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
6:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Orangutans in Wortham World of Primates
7:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Zebras and Warthog