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  • rhino
  • skink
  • lemur

Daily Presentations

KEEPER CHAT-Meerkats (Enrichment)

Date:
May 28, 2018 - September 3, 2018
Time:
11:30 am
Details:

Attend a presentation featuring the meerkats. The visitor will learn how our BEEP (Behavioral Enrichment and Enhancement Program) program helps to satisfy the physical and psychological needs of the animals in human care.  Daily Presentations run Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Presentations are located in front of the Meerkat Exhibit located in the Tropics building.

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

EDUCATOR CHAT-Ambassador Animals

Date:
May 28, 2018 - September 3, 2018
Time:
12:00 Noon (WEEKENDS ONLY)
Details:

Learn all about adaptations and be introduced to some of our animal ambassadors.  Daily Presentations run Memorial Day thru Labor Day

 

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

KEEPER CHAT-Alligator Snapping Turtle (Local Conservation)

Date:
May 28, 2018 - September 3, 2018
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.

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

GARDEN CHAT-Pollination

Date:
May 28, 2018 - September 3, 2018
Time:
1:00 pm (WEEKENDS ONLY)
Details:

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.

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

KEEPER CHAT-Rhino/Zebra (Mixed Species Exhibits)

Date:
May 28, 2018 - September 3, 2018
Time:
1:30 pm
Details:

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 under the Rondoval in front of the zebra exhibit located in Africa!

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

KEEPER CHAT-Aldabra Tortoise (Specialized Care)

Date:
May 28, 2018 - September 3, 2018
Time:
2:00 pm
Details:

Attend a presentation featuring the zoo’s oldest resident.  Daily Presentations run Memorial Day thru Labor Day.  Outside the Tortoise exhibit in Africa!

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

KEEPER CHAT-Tiger (Animal Care)

Date:
May 28, 2018 - September 3, 2018
Time:
2:30 pm
Details:

Attend a presentation on Tigers (The world’s LARGEST Cats) .  Daily Presentations run Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Presentation will be held outside the tiger exhibit on the Asian Trail.

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

KEEPER CHAT-Rhinos (Training)

Date:
May 28, 2018 - September 3, 2018
Time:
3:00 pm
Details:

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!

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

KEEPER CHAT-Spider Monkey (Geriatric Care)

Date:
May 28, 2018 - September 3, 2018
Time:
3:30 pm
Details:

Attend a presentation featuring the zoo’s spider monkeys.  Learn about these fascinating primates and their complex social lives. Daily Presentations run Memorial Day thru Labor Day.  Presentations will be held in front of the Spider Monkey exhibit located in the Tropics Building.

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

Giraffe Feeding Encounter

Date:
May 28, 2018 - September 3, 2018
Time:
Feedings are scheduled every day at 12:00pm and 2:00pm
Details:

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.

Per-Person Cost:
$5
Age Restriction:
Guests 12 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Budgie Aviary Encounter

Date:
May 28, 2018 - September 3, 2018
Time:
Aviary is scheduled to be open every day 11am- 4pm.
Details:

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 $1.00 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.

Per-Person Cost:
Budgie Seed Sticks cost $1. There is no cost to enter the Aviary.
Age Restriction:
Guests 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.