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Enrichment Day

This Event Has Passed Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m

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Enrichment Day is a great opportunity to see all the animals enjoying special animal enrichment, Meet the Keeper Talks presented by Phillips 66, fun games for kids, and more! You’ll see a variety of animal enrichment activities throughout the day and learn more about what our zookeepers do behind the scenes every day of the year to keep our animals physically and mentally stimulated.

Enrichment Day 
September 21
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Visit the Reflection Pool and check out Enrichment Central to learn all about enrichment and how it is used every day to help enrich the lives of the animals at the Houston Zoo.

Enrichment Day Schedule

Carruth Natural Encounters

  • 10:00 a.m. – Drylands
  • 10:15 a.m. – Inside Rainforest
  • 10:30 a.m. – Kinkajou
  • 10:45 a.m. – Ambassador Animal Meet and Greet
  • 11:00 a.m. – River’s Edge
  • 11:30 a.m. – Meerkat
  • 11:30 a.m. – Piranha Feeding

Hoofed Stock

  • 10:00 a.m. – Galapagos Tortoise
  • 10:30 a.m. – Ankole Cattle
  • 10:45 a.m. – Tapir/Capybara/Giant Anteater
  • 11:00 a.m. – Tapir/Capybara/Giant Anteater
  • 11:15 a.m. – Bongo
  • 11:30 a.m. – Okapi

Birds

  • 11:00 a.m. – Flamingo
  • 11:15 a.m. – Whooping Crane
  • 11:30 a.m. – Southern Bald Ibis
  • 1:00 p.m. – Tropical Bird House – Rainforest
  • 1:15 p.m. – Great Blue Turaco
  • 1:45 p.m. – St. Vincent’s Amazon

Reptiles, Sea Lions & Elephants

  • 10:15 a.m. – Reptile and Amphibian House
  • 11:00 a.m. – Sea Lion
  • 1:30 p.m. – Sea Lion
  • 1:30 p.m. – Elephant

Bobcat, River Otter, Banded Mongoose & More

  • 12:30 p.m. – Bobcat
  • 12:45 p.m. – River Otter
  • 1:00 p.m. – Banded Mongoose
  • 1:15 p.m. – Farm Yard
  • 1:30 p.m. – Petting Zoo
  • 1:45 p.m. – Swap Shop

Primates

  • 12:00 p.m. – Ring-tailed Lemur
  • 12:15 p.m. – Orangutan
  • 12:30 p.m. – Siamang
  • 12:45 p.m. – Gibbons
  • 1:00 p.m. – DeBrazza’s Monkey
  • 1:15 p.m. – Swamp Monkey/Red-tailed Guenon
  • 1:30 p.m. – Patas
  • 2:00 p.m. – Sifaka
  • 2:30 p.m. – Tamarin

Komodo Dragon, Black Bear & Cougar

  • 11:00 a.m. – Komodo Dragon
  • 2:00 p.m. – Black Bear
  • 2:30 p.m. – Cougar