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  • lemur

Daily Presentations

ASK A KEEPER-Contact Animals (Geriatric Care)

Date:
May 27, 2019 - September 2, 2019
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 27, 2019 - September 2, 2019
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-Alligator Snapping Turtle (Local Conservation)

Date:
May 27, 2019 - September 2, 2019
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-Colobus/Hogs (Mixed Species Exhibits)

Date:
May 27, 2019 - September 2, 2019
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 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.

Included with regular
zoo admission:
Yes

ASK A KEEPER-Aldabra Tortoise (Specialized Care)

Date:
May 27, 2019 - September 2, 2019
Time:
2:00 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 27, 2019 - September 2, 2019
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-Rhinos (Training)

Date:
May 27, 2019 - September 2, 2019
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!
*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 27, 2019 - September 2, 2019
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

Giraffe Feeding Encounter

Date:
May 27, 2019 - September 2, 2019
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 27, 2019 - September 2, 2019
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 $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.

Per-Person Cost:
Budgie Seed Sticks cost $2. There is no cost to enter the Aviary.
Age Restriction:
Guests 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.