Daily Presentations

ASK A KEEPER-Contact Animals (Geriatric Care)

Date:
May 30, 2022 - September 5, 2022
Time:
11:30 am
Details:

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.

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

ASK AN EDUCATOR-Ambassador Animals

Date:
May 30, 2022 - September 5, 2022
Time:
12:00 Noon (WEEKENDS ONLY)
Details:

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.

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

ASK A KEEPER-Giraffe Hoof Work (Training)

Date:
May 30, 2022 - September 5, 2022
Time:
1:30 pm
Details:

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.

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

ASK A KEEPER-Alligator Snapping Turtle (Local Conservation)

Date:
May 30, 2022 - September 5, 2022
Time:
12:30 pm
Details:

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.

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

ASK A KEEPER-Aldabra Tortoise (Specialized Care)

Date:
May 30, 2022 - September 5, 2022
Time:
3:00 pm
Details:

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.

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

ASK A KEEPER-Takin (Animal Care)

Date:
May 30, 2022 - September 5, 2022
Time:
2:30 pm
Details:

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.

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

ASK A KEEPER -Spider Monkey (Enrichment)

Date:
May 30, 2022 - September 5, 2022
Time:
3:30 pm
Details:

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.

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

ASK A KEEPER-Lion (Big Cat Husbandry)

Date:
May 30, 2022 - September 5, 2022
Time:
1:00 pm
Details:

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.

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes
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