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Enrichment Day

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

Natural Encounters

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

Hoofed Stock

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

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

Birds

  • 1:00 p.m. – Tropical Bird House – Rainforest
  • 1:15 p.m. – Great Blue Turaco
  • 1:45 p.m. – St. Vincent’s Amazon

Komodo Dragon, Bear & Cougar

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