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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.

June 8, 2013

Breakfast With the Animals: Chimps

World Oceans Day

Join us for World Oceans Day as we celebrate our waters and the marine life that call it home! Come out for special readings of the Dr. Seuss classic “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” kid-friendly activities, and more.
 
Don’t miss our special, World Oceans Day Meet the Keeper Talks:
Sea Lion Show – 11:30 a.m.
Otter Talk – 1:30 p.m. – Natural Encounters Building
Pelican Feeding & Meet the Keeper Talk – 3:15 p.m. – Children’s Zoo
 
This event is included with your Zoo admission and is FREE for Zoo members.
 
Also, don’t miss out on your chance to sign-up for our beach clean-up taking place on Saturday, June 29. Join the Houston Zoo and help make a difference for marine life! Just look for the sign-up booth in the front plaza.
 
“Together we have the power to protect the ocean.”


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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