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Meet The Animals
Grizzly bears are off exhibit this week, through April 20.
The Water Play Park is now open for the season! It is open daily when the ambient temperature is above 70 degrees.
Gorillas are coming back to the Zoo in 2015. Please pardon our mess in the African Forest as we prepare for their arrival.
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.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
9:00 Egg Enrichment at Chimps in African Forest
9:30 Egg Enrichment at Lions
10:00 Egg Enrichment at Giant Elands
10:00 Egg Enrichment at Warthogs
10:00 Egg Enrichment at the North American and African Porcupines in the Children’s Zoo
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Egg Enrichment at the McNair Asian Elephant Habitat
10:30 Fruit Bat Feeding at the Children’s Zoo
10:30 Egg Enrichment at Bats in Natural Encounters
10:30 Egg Enrichment at Patas Monkeys in Wortham World of Primates
11:00 Egg Enrichment at Orangutans in Wortham World of Primates
11:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
11:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds
11:00 Story Safari at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
11:00 Giant Flemish Rabbit Meet and Greet outside Swap Shop in the Children’s Zoo
11:00 Natural Encounters: Owl Encounter at BEC Lawn
11:30 Meet the Aquarium Keeper at the Piranha Exhibit in Natural Encounters
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
12:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Howler Monkeys in Wortham World of Primates
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
1:00 Egg Enrichment at Red Pandas
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds
1:30 Egg Enrichment at Spiny Chuckwalla in Reptile House
1:30 Egg Enrichment at Black Breasted Leaf Turtle in Reptile House
1:30 Egg Enrichment at Anegada Island Iguana in Reptile House
1:30 Egg Enrichment at Mongoose in Children’s Zoo
2:00 Sea Lion Intern Chat
2:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:00 Giant Flemish Rabbit Meet and Greet outside Swap Shop 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
2:30 Egg Enrichment at Fossas
3:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
3:00 Egg Enrichment at Meerkats
3:00 Egg Enrichment at Clouded Leopards
3:30 Natural Encounters: Armadillo Encounter at BEC Lawn
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Rhinos in African Forest
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Red-tailed Monkeys and Swamp Monkeys in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Meerkat Keeper Talk