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Alerts

Gorillas are coming back to the Zoo in 2015. Please pardon our mess in the African Forest as we prepare for their arrival.

On Friday, April 25, Twiga Cafe will close early at 4:30 p.m. for a private event.

The Water Play Park will be closed M - F April 28 - May 2 for construction to make this area even nicer for Zoo guests.

Animal Egg Hunt

March 30, 2013 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us as our animals participate in their very own Animal Egg Hunt! Our elephants, chimpanzees, meerkats, and even Smaug the Komodo dragon are receiving their own egg-themed enrichment throughout the day. Visit them at their habitats in the Houston Zoo and see them hunt, eat, and play with eggs of all sizes.

Here’s the schedule:

9:00 Chimpanzees in the African Forest
9:30 Lions in the Carnivore section
10:30 Coati in the John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo
10:30 Elephants at the McNair Asian Elephant Habitat
10:30 Fruit Bats in Natural Encounters
10:30 Patas Monkeys in Wortham World of Primates
11:00 Orangutans in Wortham World of Primates
11:00 Raccoon in the John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo
1:00 Red Panda near the Natural Encounters building
1:30 Rhinocerous Iguana in the Reptile House
1:30 Lace Monitor in the Reptile House
1:30 Anega Island Iguana in the Reptile House
2:00 Smaug the Komodo Dragon at the Reptile House
2:30 Elephants at the McNair Asian Elephant Habitat
2:30 Fossa on Small Cat Row in the Carnivore Section
3:00 Meerkats at Natural Encounters
3:00 Clouded Leopards on Small Cat Row in the Carnivore Section


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

 Thursday April 24, 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 Aquarium Keeper at the Piranha Exhibit in Natural Encounters
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Lion 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: Snake Encounter at the Drylands Exhibit
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Sea Lions
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
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
3:00 Natural Encounters: African grey parrot keeper chat on the BEC Lawn
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Mandrills in Wortham World of Primates
4:00 Natural Encounters: Meerkat keeper chat at the Meerkat Exhibit