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KEEPER CHAT- Primate Feeding

May 9th, 2014 by

Daily presentation featuring the primate PM feeding at the primate exhibits in the Tropics building. Daily Presentations run Memorial Day thru Labor Day.

trading_card_rhinoAfter attending the presentation; don’t forget to grab your Peoria Zoo Animal Collector’s Card. Collect them all and “connect” the cards to see the mystery photo on the back.

KEEPER CHAT- Zebra

March 15th, 2015 by

Daily presentation featuring the zebras located in Africa!. Daily Presentations run Memorial Day thru Labor Day. The Zebra chats run every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.After attending the presentation; don’t forget to grab your Peoria Zoo Animal Collector’s Card. Collect them all!

KEEPER CHAT- Tigers

May 9th, 2014 by

Daily presentation featuring the tigers located on the Asian Trail. Daily Presentations run Memorial Day thru Labor Day. The Tiger chats run every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. After attending the presentation; don’t forget to grab your Peoria Zoo Animal Collector’s Card. Collect them all!

KEEPER CHAT- Up Close Animal Presentation

May 9th, 2014 by

Daily presentation featuring Animal Ambassadors from our Education Department down at the Program Stage. Daily Presentations run Memorial Day thru Labor Day.

trading_card_rhinoAfter attending the presentation; don’t forget to grab your Peoria Zoo Animal Collector’s Card. Collect them all and “connect” the cards to see the mystery photo on the back.

VOLUNTEER CHAT- Stage Presentation

May 20th, 2015 by

Daily presentation featuring zoo volunteer down at the Program Stage. Daily Presentations run Memorial Day thru Labor Day.

Daily presentation featuring zoo volunteer down at the Program Stage. Daily Presentations run Memorial Day thru Labor Day. After attending the presentation; don’t forget to grab your Peoria Zoo Animal Collector’s Card. Collect them all!

KEEPER CHAT-Natural Play Area

March 22nd, 2016 by

Daily Presentation featuring Ambassadors from our Education Department down at the Natural Play Area. Natural Play Area Chats run every day at 1:30. Daily Presentations run Memorial Day thru Labor Day.  After attending the presentation; don’t forget to grab your special “Get Dirty, Get Outside” jelly bracelet (while supplies last).

 

KEEPER CHAT-Alligator

March 22nd, 2016 by

Daily Presentation featuring the Chinese alligator or reptiles located in the Conservation Center. Presentations run Memorial Day thru Labor Day.
The Conservation Center chats run every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

 

GARDEN CHAT-Pollination

March 9th, 2017 by

Attend a pollinator presentation by a Luthy Botanical Gardens horticulturalist.  Daily Presentations run Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Presentation located at the ECO Hut outside the Tropics building.

ASK A KEEPER-Colobus/Hogs (Mixed Species Exhibits)

March 9th, 2017 by

Attend a presentation highlighting the benefits and challenges of exhibiting multiple species in one exhibit.  Daily Presentations run Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Presentations will be held in front of the Red river hog / Colobus monkey exhibit located in Africa!
*Look for our new “ASK A KEEPER” banners at each location just prior to each presentation.

ASK A KEEPER-Rhinos (Training)

March 9th, 2017 by

Visitors will have an opportunity to watch our rhino keepers engage with one of our rhinos.  Learn why rhino training is an important part of daily rhino care. Daily Presentations run Memorial Day thru Labor Day.  Public viewing of this presentation will be from the “Rhino Overlook” located on the boardwalk in Africa!
*Look for our new “ASK A KEEPER” banners at each location just prior to each presentation.

Budgie Aviary Encounter

May 27th, 2016 by

Memorial Day thru Labor Day, visitors will have the unique opportunity to walk into the Budgie Aviary and experience the lively and colorful Budgies  all around them.  Budgie Seed Sticks are available for just $2.00 and allow visitors to feed the birds from you hand. Budgie Encounters may be subject to change or cancellation.  These amazing creatures are wild animals and we can not guarantee that they will land on your stick or stick to our schedule.

ASK A KEEPER-Contact Animals (Geriatric Care)

April 26th, 2018 by

While caring for older animals can be challenging, our Zoo staff is proud to create a safe and welcoming home for every animal here. We continue to seek treatments and unique training techniques that allow even our oldest animals to live a long and comfortable life. Attend a presentation featuring the animals in the Contact Barn. Daily Presentations run Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Presentations are located in Contact Barn.
*Look for our new “ASK A KEEPER” banners at each location just prior to each presentation.

ASK AN EDUCATOR-Ambassador Animals

April 26th, 2018 by

Learn all about adaptations and be introduced to some of our animal ambassadors.  Daily Presentations will run Memorial Day thru Labor Day and are held at the stage between the Contact Barn and the Conservation Center.
*Look for our new “ASK A KEEPER” banners at each location just prior to each presentation.

ASK A KEEPER-Giraffe Hoof Work (Training)

May 23rd, 2022 by

Visitors will have an opportunity to watch our giraffe keepers engage with one of our giraffes.  Learn why husbandry training is an important part of daily giraffe care. Daily Presentations run Memorial Day thru Labor Day.  Public viewing of this presentation will be from the “Giraffe Observation Deck” located on the boardwalk in Africa!
*Look for our new “ASK A KEEPER” banners at each location just prior to each presentation.

ASK A KEEPER-Alligator Snapping Turtle (Local Conservation)

March 9th, 2017 by

Learn about the zoo’s reintroduction efforts for the Illinois ENDANGERED Alligator Snapping Turtle .  Daily Presentations run Memorial Day thru Labor Day at the Eco Hut located outside the Tropics building.
*Look for our new “ASK A KEEPER” banners at each location just prior to each presentation.

ASK A KEEPER-Aldabra Tortoise (Specialized Care)

March 9th, 2017 by

Some animals at the zoo have very specialized needs that the average zoo visitor would not even consider. Attend a presentation featuring the zoo’s oldest resident and learn about his specialized care.  Daily Presentations run Memorial Day thru Labor Day.  Outside the Aldabra Tortoise exhibit in Africa!
*Look for our new “ASK A KEEPER” banners at each location just prior to each presentation.

ASK A KEEPER-Takin (Animal Care)

March 9th, 2017 by

We’ll be talkin’ about Takins at this Ask a Keeper presentation.  Takins are large muscular hoofed animals with impressive horns and are thought to be a national treasure in China. This is your opportunity to learn what makes them so special! Daily Presentations run Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Presentation will be held in front of the Takin exhibit on the Asian Trail.
*Look for our new “ASK A KEEPER” banners at each location just prior to each presentation.

ASK A KEEPER -Spider Monkey (Enrichment)

March 9th, 2017 by

Attend a presentation featuring the zoo’s spider monkeys.  Learn about our BEEP (Behavioral Enrichment and Enhancement Program) program meant to improve environments and animal care based on natural behaviors and instincts . Daily Presentations run Memorial Day thru Labor Day.  Presentations will be held in front of the Spider Monkey exhibit located in the Tropics Building.
*Look for our new “ASK A KEEPER” banners at each location just prior to each presentation.

ASK A KEEPER-Lion (Big Cat Husbandry)

May 26th, 2021 by

Attend a presentation highlighting the benefits and challenges of big cat husbandry. Daily Presentations run Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Presentations will be held in front of the Lion Exhibit Viewing Windows. *Look for our new “ASK A KEEPER” banners at each location just prior to each presentation.

Giraffe Feeding Encounter

May 9th, 2014 by

Twice daily Memorial Day thru Labor Day, visitors will have the unique opportunity to feed the Giraffe at the Giraffe Overlook Station on top of the boardwalk. Giraffe Encounters are scheduled 12:00-pm and 2:00pm. Encounters may be subject to change or cancellation.  These amazing creatures are wild animals and we can not guarantee that they will stick to our schedule. Quantities are limited.

DAILY PRESENTATIONS:

September 17th, 2014 by

NO DAILY PROGRAMS SCHEDULED September -April Peoria Zoo offers many Daily Presentations Memorial Day thru Labor Day

11:30-Keeper Conservation Connection Chat-Contact Barn; 12:00-Conservation Connection Chat-Adaptations at the Program Stage; 12:30-Conservation Connection Chat-Reintroductions at the Eco Hut; 1:00-Keeper Conservation Connection Chat-Lions; 1:30-Keeper Conservation Chat-Giraffe; 2:30-Keeper Conservation Connection Chat-Takin ; 3:00- Keeper Conservation Connection Chat –Aldabra Tortoise; 3:30-Keeper Conservation Chat- Spider Monkey

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