Animal Happenings

Keeper with guest and bird in-flight, during Wings of Africa Bird Show

Animals & Keepers Show their Stuff.

Discover great opportunities to learn more about the animals and what we do at the Zoo!

  • Most listings are seasonal, refer to the PDF, text or show schedule below to plan your visit.
  • Ensure that the activity you’re interested in will happen the day of your visit by calling 719-633-9925, or e-mail info@cmzoo.org.
  • During your visit, check the Animal Happening signs in each area for the most up to date information.

Animal Encounters

Bears. Lions. Elephants. And more! Want to get up-close to the Zoo’s animals?…go on your own custom Animal Encounter!

 


TEXT – for any day’s Animal Happening Schedule

Receive the Animal Happenings Schedule for any day of the week right on your phone via text message. Simply text “Zoo + day of the week” to 95577. (i.e. “Zoomonday” or “Zoosaturday”). Quick and simple so you don’t miss a single animal happening! Standard text message rates apply.

 

PDF VIEW / PRINT – Spring 2018 Animal Happening Schedule PDF

Organized by days of the week and listed by time of day as scheduled. An alphabetical list of shows follows at the end for reference.


 

ANIMAL HAPPENING SCHEDULE – Spring 2018:

Note: Times may vary due to weather restrictions. Show schedules update seasonally.

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Animal Happenings Descriptions

A detailed alphabetical list of shows and happenings for reference.

African Lion Show

Daily, 10:45 a.m.
African Rift Valley (ARV)
– in front of lions
Have you ever seen a lion hunt or run? Our pride is eager to show off how they enjoy their exhibit.


Amazon Tree Trekkers

Daily, 10 a.m. (Time may vary due to weather restrictions.)
Monkey Pavilion (MP)
Get a unique look at some of our South American animals. Each morning, check out our sloths or some of the smallest primates in the Zoo as they make their way on overhead highways to and from their outdoor exhibits.


Amur Leopard Show

Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. & Friday, 11:15 a.m.
Asian Highlands (AH)

Amur leopards are some of the most agile big cats in the wild. Let us show you just how agile they can be.


Amur Tiger Show

Thursday, 11:15 a.m. & Sunday, 10:30 a.m. (weather permitting)
Asian Highlands (AH)
Learn how and why our animal care staff train and enrich our tigers. Catch a tiger training session, when they’ll show off their skills and adaptations, or watch them play with a new enrichment item.


Backyard Feathers, Fur and Fins

Daily, 11 a.m.
My Big Backyard (BBY)

Did you know all animals have the capacity to learn new behaviors? Even fish! When you visit, you’ll have the opportunity to watch our trainers working with one of the species we have living here.


Backyard Nature Experience

Daily, 3:30 p.m.
My Big Backyard (BBY)

Have you ever had an up-close experience with a rabbit? Have you gone toe-to-toe with a frog? Have you stared an insect in the eyes? No? Then don’t miss out on this fun opportunity.


Bear Necessities: Grizzly Bear Show

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 2:45 p.m.
Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
– grizzly bear viewing area
What are the “bear necessities” for living like a wild grizzly? Emmett and Digger invite you to come by and see what natural behaviors make bears so perfectly adapted for living in their rugged mountain homes. You may even catch some training that allows us to take better care of the bears in their home here at the Zoo.


Bears Around the World

Wednesday & Friday, 2 p.m.
Bear Grottos (BG)
– above Monkey Pavilion
Did you know that bears are one of the only species to be found all around the world? Come visit our Bear Grottos to see our Asiatic bears get some enrichment.


Budgie Feeding Experience

Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Australia Walkabout (AW)
– at Budgie Buddies
Cost: $1 per seed stick
More fun than you can shake a seed stick at! Take a stroll through our aviary, surrounded by more than 100 free-flight Australian birds – budgies, finches, cockatiels, rosella and princess parrots.


Canada Lynx Enrichment & Keeper Talk

Tuesday, 11:15 a.m.
Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)

Learn why lynx are called “ghost cats” and why their feet are so big. Watch our lynx enjoying some exciting toys and treats!


Chicken Feeding Experience

Daily, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
My Big Backyard (BBY)

Cost: $1
Join one of the hottest urban farming trends – raising chickens! Hand-feed some of the rarest and most exotic chicken varieties.


Chicken Parade

Daily, 9:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.
My Big Backyard (BBY)

Our chicken flock loves taking walks. Watch as these awesome birds go out for the day and head back to the roost for the night.


Construction “Keeper” Talk

Tuesday 12:30 p.m. & Thursday, 10 a.m.
Entrance to the construction detour pathway
-(on the way to Primate World)
Learn about the construction process for the new home for hippos and penguins – straight from the construction experts at G.E. Johnson! Each week, a representative from our contractor will talk about the progress, and on the third Thursday of every month, they’ll feature a piece of construction equipment on site.


Domestic Goat Encounters

Daily, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Domestic Goats –
next to The Loft, below RMW
Stop by to interact with our domestic goats! You will see how curious and fun these creatures are.


Domestic Goat Feeding Experience

Daily, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Domestic Goats
– next to The Loft, below RMW
Hand-feed our domestic goats and walk around their fun area!


Elephant Snack Time

Daily 11-11:30 a.m. & 2:30-3 p.m.
Encounter Africa (EA)
– next to Lane Falls
Cost: $10 for one feeding experience
$15 for one feeding experience plus additional treat
Have you ever fed an elephant? Well, here is your chance! Come by and meet one of our elephants up close and personal.


Gator Keeper Talk

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 2 p.m.
Australia Walkabout (AW)

Our gators love basking in the warm sun, and our keepers love talking about them. You may even see them get some of their favorite enrichment.


Gator Training

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, 2 p.m.
Australia Walkabout (AW)

Even Gators can train! Come see these marvelous creatures showing off their skills.


Giraffe Feeding Experience

Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
African Rift Valley (ARV)
– boardwalk or barn (weather dependent)
Cost: $3 per lettuce bundle, or two for $5
A Cheyenne Mountain Zoo favorite, 365 days a year! Hand-feed our huge giraffe herd! Our elevated boardwalk will put you eye-to-eye with these graceful animals.


Giraffe Training

Daily, 2 p.m.
African Rift Valley (ARV)
– location posted daily on ARV boardwalk
Have you heard about our herd? Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has one of the largest giraffe herds in the U.S., and we can’t wait to tell you all about them! Our giraffe will show you their training in action, and you can learn about how these gentle giants are helping to save their wild counterparts.


The Great Porcupine Walk

Tuesday & Thursday, 3:15 p.m.
African Rift Valley (ARV)
– located in Elephant Plaza
Our African cape porcupine, Waffles, loves getting exercise. If you find yourself lingering in the elephant plaza you’ll get to see her out on an excursion visiting with all of you!


Keepers Caring for Elephants

Daily, 10:45 a.m. & 2:15 p.m.
Encounter Africa (EA)
– outdoor yard or barn (weather dependent)
Have you ever wondered what it takes to care for an elephant herd? Join our keeper staff as they give our girls baths, pedicures
and exercise.


Meet the Gorilla Troop

Daily, 3 p.m.
Primate World (PW)

Get acquainted with the Zoo’s gorilla troop. Get the inside scoop while our animal care staff share what makes our gorillas and their wild counterparts so special.


Moose Training

Monday & Friday, 10:30 a.m. (weather permitting)
Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)

Let us introduce you to Tahoma, our resident moose. Join our animal care staff and learn about the largest member of the deer family.


Mountain Lion Training

Sunday, 11:15 a.m.
Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)

Meet Colorado’s biggest cats. Watch them interact with enrichment or train with their keepers. Be amazed at how well they adapt to their mountain home!


Orangutans are Awesome

Daily, 2:30 p.m.
Primate World (PW)
– outdoor or indoor (weather dependent)
Have you ever thought about why orangutans have such huge hands? Come see just how “handy” they are, as our orangutans share how some of their cool adaptations help them live in the rainforest. Find out how you can help make sure orangutans are around for years to come by learning about palm oil and how it affects their habitat. By the end of the show, we think you’ll agree that orangutans are awesome.


Orangutan Husbandry Training

Daily, 11 a.m.
Primate World (PW)

Orangutans are some of the most intelligent primates on the planet. Our keepers will be training with them and showing off just how smart they really are.


Otter Training

Thursday, 10:30 a.m. & Saturday, 11:15 a.m.
Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)

Our aquatic acrobats will amaze you as they look for an underwater snack. Animal care staff will be on hand to share just how outstanding otters are.


Pallas Cat Demo

Tues. & Thurs., 2:45 p.m.
Asian Highlands (AH)

Come see these elusive cats interacting with the keepers as they get trained or receive some of their favorite enrichment items.


Rainforest Review

Daily, 11:45 a.m.
Monkey Pavilion (MP)
– outdoor enclosures
See some of the ways our primates have adapted to life high in the trees. Learn how you can help preserve a place for nature’s high fliers long into the future through habitat conservation.


Red River Hog Feeding & Keeper Talk

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday, 11:45 a.m.
African Rift Valley (ARV)

Come to the hog exhibit for a little lunchtime visit. Keepers will feed the hogs and share some information about our hog family.


Rhinoceros Training

Daily, 10 a.m.
Encounter Africa (EA)

See how the keepers train with our black rhino, Jumbe. Learn how we care for him and see how these majestic animals are adapted for life in the African savannas.


Rhino Snack Time

Daily, 12 – 12:30 p.m.
Encounter Africa (EA)

Cost: $10 for one feeding experience
How many people have had the opportunity to feed a rhino? Now is your chance! Jumbe is ready to slobber all over your hand.


Rocky Mountain Goat Show

Daily, 10:45 a.m.
Rocky Mountain Goats
– activity yard at top of exhibit (across from Pizza with a View)
Rocky Mountain goats are some of North America’s greatest rock climbers. Ours are no exception, and they are excited to show off their great skills.


Snow Leopard Show

Tuesday & Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
Asian Highlands (AH)

Snow leopards are some of the most elusive big cats in the world, but ours isn’t that shy. Come by and see just how agile these cats need to be to hunt in their mountain habitats.


Tapir Training

Mon., Sat., Sun., 2 p.m.
Tapir Exhibit (TE) – below Monkey Pavilion
“That’s a funny-looking creature. What is it?” Come see these great South American animals up close and learn about how cool they are.


Tree Kangaroo Keeper Talk

Daily, 3:30 p.m.
Australia Walkabout (AW)
What’s that in the tree? It’s a kangaroo! Come learn all about this tree-dwelling cousin of the wallabies and see how well-adapted they are for living life in the forest canopy.


Treetop Acrobats

Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 3 p.m. (weather dependent)
African Rift Valley (ARV) – Colobus Tower
Colobus monkeys are a unique and amazing primate. Watch as our colobus troop shows off some of their amazing treetop acrobatic skills.


Trekkin’ Tortoise

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 11:45 a.m.
African Rift Valley (ARV) – Giraffe Statue Plaza
Chobe, our African spurred tortoise, moves faster than you would ever expect. He may even be faster than a rabbit. Come see for yourself!


Wings of Africa Bird Show

Daily, 10 a.m. (weather dependent)
African Rift Valley (ARV) – giraffe statue plaza
This year, our bird show stars are coming to YOU! Whether it’s pigeons flying over your head, a parrot showing off his talents or a hornbill taking mealworms from your hand, everyone is guaranteed a fun and educational experience, no matter which animal shows up!


Wolf Enrichment & Keeper Talk

Monday, Tuesday, Sunday, 11:15 a.m.
Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
Catch a glimpse of the elusive Mexican gray wolf. Feeding time is a great time to see one of the rarest animals in North America.


Zebra Training

Monday & Wednesday, 3 p.m.
African Rift Valley (ARV) – Zebra Yard, below Colobus Tower
What are black and white and fed all over? Our zebra boys! Watch keepers work on husbandry behaviors with our zebras.

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Up-Close Guest Experiences Explained

No need to make reservations for these unique experiences at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
Get up-close with long-time favorites and some new additions on your next visit.
 

Guest hand-feeds budgie bird with a seedstick

Budgie Feeding Experience

Daily, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Australia Walkabout (AW) – Budgie Buddies
Cost: $1 per seed stick
More fun than you can shake a seed stick at! Take a stroll through our aviary, surrounded by more than 100 free-flight Australian birds – budgies, finches, cockatiels, rosella and princess parrots.
 
 
 
 


Young guest has fun feeding chickens

Chicken Feeding Experience

Daily, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
My Big Backyard (BBY)
Cost: $1 per feed cup
Join in on one of the hottest urban farming trends – raising chickens! Hand-feed some of the rarest and most exotic chicken varieties.
 
 
 
 
 


Young guest enjoys hand-feeding a domestic goat

Domestic Goat Feeding Experience

Daily, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Domestic Goats – next to The Loft, below RMW
Hand-feed our domestic goats and walk around their fun area!
 

Domestic Goat Encounters

Daily, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Domestic Goats – next to The Loft, below RMW
Stop by to interact with our domestic goats! You will see how curious and fun these creatures are.

 


Elephant Snack time with keeper helping guest hand-feed an elephant

Elephant Snack Time

Daily, 11 – 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 – 3 p.m. – (weather permitting)
Encounter Africa (EA) – next to Lane Falls
Cost: $10 for one feeding experience
          $15 for one feeding experience plus additional treat
Have you ever fed an elephant? Well, here is your chance! Come by and meet one of our elephants up-close and personal.
 
Your snack time experience helps contribute $25,000 annually toward elephant conservation!
 
 
 


Guests hand-feed giraffe lettuce in African Rift Valley

Giraffe Feeding Experience

Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
African Rift Valley (ARV) – boardwalk or barn (weather dependent)
Cost: $3 per lettuce bundle, or two for $5
A Cheyenne Mountain Zoo favorite, 365 days a year! Hand-feed our huge giraffe herd! Our elevated boardwalk will put you eye-to-eye with these graceful animals.
 
 
 
 
 


Keeper with young guest hand-feeding rhino a snack

Rhino Snack Time

Daily, 12 – 12:30 p.m.
Encounter Africa (EA) – (weather permitting)
Cost: $10 for one feeding experience
How many people have had the opportunity to feed a rhino? Now is your chance! Jumbe is ready to slobber all over your hand.
 
Your snack time experience helps contribute $25,000 annually toward rhino conservation!
 
 

 

Listings are by time of day, as scheduled:

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Sunday

Expand Descriptions above for show details.  View Zoo Map for locations.
*Time may vary due to weather restrictions.

Time Animal Happening Location
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Budgie Feeding Experience Australian Walkabout (AW)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Giraffe Feeding Experience African Rift Valley (ARV)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Chicken Feeding Experience Australian Walkabout (AW)
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Domestic Goat Encounters Next to The Loft (RMW)
Hourly; 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Domestic Goat Feeding Experience Next to The Loft (RMW)
9:30 a.m. Chicken Parade My Big Backyard (BBY)
10 a.m. Amazon Tree Trekkers* Monkey Pavilion (MP)
        Rhinoceros Training Encounter Africa (EA)
        Wings of Africa Bird Show* African Rift Valley (ARV)
10:30 a.m. Amur Tiger Show Asian Highlands (AH)
10:45 a.m. African Lion Show African Rift Valley (ARV)
        Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
        Rocky Mountain Goat Show Top of Rocky Mountain Goats (RMG)
11 a.m. Backyard Feathers, Fur and Fins My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
        Orangutan Husbandry Training Primate World (PW)
11:15 a.m. Mountain Lion Training Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
11:45 a.m. Rainforest Review Monkey Pavilion (MP)
        Red River Hog Feeding & Keeper Talk African Rift Valley (ARV)
12 p.m. Rhino Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
2 p.m. Gator Training Australian Walkabout (AW)
        Giraffe Training African Rift Valley (ARV)
        Tapir Training Tapir Exhibit (TE)
2:15 p.m. Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
2:30 p.m. Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
        Orangutans are Awesome Primate World (PW)
2:45 p.m. Bear Necessities: Grizzly Bear Show Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
3 p.m. Meet the Gorilla Troop Primate World (PW)
        Treetop Acrobats African Rift Valley (ARV)
3:30 p.m. Backyard Nature Experience My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Tree kangaroo Keeper Talk Australian Walkabout (AW)
4:30 p.m. Chicken Parade My Big Backyard (BBY)

 

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Monday

Expand Descriptions above for show details.  View Zoo Map for locations.
*Time may vary due to weather restrictions.

Time Animal Happening Location
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Budgie Feeding Experience Australian Walkabout (AW)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Giraffe Feeding Experience African Rift Valley (ARV)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Chicken Feeding Experience Australian Walkabout (AW)
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Domestic Goat Encounters Next to The Loft (RMW)
Hourly; 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Domestic Goat Feeding Experience Next to The Loft (RMW)
9:30 a.m. Chicken Parade My Big Backyard (BBY)
10 a.m. Amazon Tree Trekkers* Monkey Pavilion (MP)
        Rhinoceros Training Encounter Africa (EA)
        Wings of Africa Bird Show* African Rift Valley (ARV)
10:30 a.m. Moose Training Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
10:45 a.m. African Lion Show African Rift Valley (ARV)
        Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
        Rocky Mountain Goat Show Top of Rocky Mountain Goats (RMG)
11 a.m. Backyard Feathers, Fur and Fins My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
        Orangutan Husbandry Training Primate World (PW)
11:15 a.m. Wolf Enrichment & Keeper Talk Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
11:45 a.m. Rainforest Review Monkey Pavilion (MP)
        Red River Hog Feeding & Keeper Talk African Rift Valley (ARV)
12 p.m. Rhino Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
2 p.m. Gator Keeper Talk Australian Walkabout (AW)
        Giraffe Training African Rift Valley (ARV)
        Tapir Training Tapir Exhibit (TE)
2:15 p.m. Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
2:30 p.m. Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
        Orangutans are Awesome Primate World (PW)
2:45 p.m. Bear Necessities: Grizzly Bear Show Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
3 p.m. Meet the Gorilla Troop Primate World (PW)
        Zebra Training African Rift Valley (ARV)
3:30 p.m. Backyard Nature Experience My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Tree kangaroo Keeper Talk Australian Walkabout (AW)
4:30 p.m. Chicken Parade My Big Backyard (BBY)

 

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Tuesday

Expand Descriptions above for show details.  View Zoo Map for locations.
*Time may vary due to weather restrictions.

Time Animal Happening Location
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Budgie Feeding Experience Australian Walkabout (AW)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Giraffe Feeding Experience African Rift Valley (ARV)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Chicken Feeding Experience Australian Walkabout (AW)
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Domestic Goat Encounters Next to The Loft (RMW)
Hourly; 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Domestic Goat Feeding Experience Next to The Loft (RMW)
9:30 a.m. Chicken Parade My Big Backyard (BBY)
10 a.m. Amazon Tree Trekkers* Monkey Pavilion (MP)
        Rhinoceros Training Encounter Africa (EA)
        Wings of Africa Bird Show* African Rift Valley (ARV)
10:30 a.m. Snow Leopard Show Asian Highlands (AH)
10:45 a.m. African Lion Show African Rift Valley (ARV)
        Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
        Rocky Mountain Goat Show Top of Rocky Mountain Goats (RMG)
11 a.m. Backyard Feathers, Fur and Fins My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
        Orangutan Husbandry Training Primate World (PW)
11:15 a.m. Canada Lynx Enrichment & Keeper Talks Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
11:45 a.m. Rainforest Review Monkey Pavilion (MP)
        Red River Hog Feeding & Keeper Talk African Rift Valley (ARV)
12 p.m. Rhino Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
12:30 p.m. Construction “Keeper” Talk Entrance to construction detour toward Primate World (PW)
2 p.m. Gator Training Australian Walkabout (AW)
        Giraffe Training African Rift Valley (ARV)
2:15 p.m. Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
2:30 p.m. Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
        Orangutans are Awesome Primate World (PW)
2:45 p.m. Pallas Cat Demo Asian Highlands (AH)
3 p.m. Meet the Gorilla Troop Primate World (PW)
3:15 p.m. The Great Porcupine Walk Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
3:30 p.m. Backyard Nature Experience My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Tree kangaroo Keeper Talk Australian Walkabout (AW)
4:30 p.m. Chicken Parade My Big Backyard (BBY)

 

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Wednesday

Expand Descriptions above for show details.  View Zoo Map for locations.
*Time may vary due to weather restrictions.

Time Animal Happening Location
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Budgie Feeding Experience Australian Walkabout (AW)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Giraffe Feeding Experience African Rift Valley (ARV)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Chicken Feeding Experience Australian Walkabout (AW)
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Domestic Goat Encounters Next to The Loft (RMW)
Hourly; 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Domestic Goat Feeding Experience Next to The Loft (RMW)
9:30 a.m. Chicken Parade My Big Backyard (BBY)
10 a.m. Amazon Tree Trekkers* Monkey Pavilion (MP)
        Rhinoceros Training Encounter Africa (EA)
        Wings of Africa Bird Show* African Rift Valley (ARV)
10:30 a.m. Amur Leopard Show Asian Highlands (AH)
10:45 a.m. African Lion Show African Rift Valley (ARV)
        Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
        Rocky Mountain Goat Show Top of Rocky Mountain Goats (RMG)
11 a.m. Backyard Feathers, Fur and Fins My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
        Orangutan Husbandry Training Primate World (PW)
11:15 a.m. Wolf Enrichment & Keeper Talk Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
11:45 a.m. Rainforest Review Monkey Pavilion (MP)
        Red River Hog Feeding & Keeper Talk African Rift Valley (ARV)
12 p.m. Rhino Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
2 p.m. Bears Around the World Bear Grottos (BG)
        Gator Keeper Talk Australian Walkabout (AW)
        Giraffe Training African Rift Valley (ARV)
2:15 p.m. Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
2:30 p.m. Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
        Orangutans are Awesome Primate World (PW)
2:45 p.m. Bear Necessities: Grizzly Bear Show Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
3 p.m. Meet the Gorilla Troop Primate World (PW)
        Zebra Training African Rift Valley (ARV)
3:30 p.m. Backyard Nature Experience My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Tree kangaroo Keeper Talk Australian Walkabout (AW)
4:30 p.m. Chicken Parade My Big Backyard (BBY)

 

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Thursday

Expand Descriptions above for show details.  View Zoo Map for locations.
*Time may vary due to weather restrictions.

Time Animal Happening Location
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Budgie Feeding Experience Australian Walkabout (AW)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Giraffe Feeding Experience African Rift Valley (ARV)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Chicken Feeding Experience Australian Walkabout (AW)
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Domestic Goat Encounters Next to The Loft (RMW)
Hourly; 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Domestic Goat Feeding Experience Next to The Loft (RMW)
9:30 a.m. Chicken Parade My Big Backyard (BBY)
10 a.m. Amazon Tree Trekkers* Monkey Pavilion (MP)
        Construction “Keeper” Talk Entrance to construction detour toward Primate World (PW)
        Rhinoceros Training Encounter Africa (EA)
        Wings of Africa Bird Show* African Rift Valley (ARV)
10:30 a.m. Otter Training Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
10:45 a.m. African Lion Show African Rift Valley (ARV)
        Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
        Rocky Mountain Goat Show Top of Rocky Mountain Goats (RMG)
11 a.m. Backyard Feathers, Fur and Fins My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
        Orangutan Husbandry Training Primate World (PW)
11:15 a.m. Amur Tiger Show Asian Highlands (AH)
11:45 a.m. Rainforest Review Monkey Pavilion (MP)
        Trekkin Tortoise African Rift Valley (ARV)
12 p.m. Rhino Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
2 p.m. Gator Training Australian Walkabout (AW)
        Giraffe Training African Rift Valley (ARV)
2:15 p.m. Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
2:30 p.m. Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
        Orangutans are Awesome Primate World (PW)
2:45 p.m. Pallas Cat Demo Asian Highlands (AH)
3 p.m. Meet the Gorilla Troop Primate World (PW)
3:15 p.m. The Great Porcupine Walk Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
3:30 p.m. Backyard Nature Experience My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Tree kangaroo Keeper Talk Australian Walkabout (AW)
4:30 p.m. Chicken Parade My Big Backyard (BBY)

 

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Friday

Expand Descriptions above for show details.  View Zoo Map for locations.
*Time may vary due to weather restrictions.

Time Animal Happening Location
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Budgie Feeding Experience Australian Walkabout (AW)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Giraffe Feeding Experience African Rift Valley (ARV)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Chicken Feeding Experience Australian Walkabout (AW)
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Domestic Goat Encounters Next to The Loft (RMW)
Hourly; 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Domestic Goat Feeding Experience Next to The Loft (RMW)
9:30 a.m. Chicken Parade My Big Backyard (BBY)
10 a.m. Amazon Tree Trekkers* Monkey Pavilion (MP)
        Rhinoceros Training Encounter Africa (EA)
        Wings of Africa Bird Show* African Rift Valley (ARV)
10:30 a.m. Moose Training Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
10:45 a.m. African Lion Show African Rift Valley (ARV)
        Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
        Rocky Mountain Goat Show Top of Rocky Mountain Goats (RMG)
11 a.m. Backyard Feathers, Fur and Fins My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
        Orangutan Husbandry Training Primate World (PW)
11:15 a.m. Amur Leopard Show Asian Highlands (AH)
11:45 a.m. Rainforest Review Monkey Pavilion (MP)
        Trekkin Tortoise African Rift Valley (ARV)
12 p.m. Rhino Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
2 p.m. Bears Around the World Bear Grottos (BG)
        Gator Keeper Talk Australian Walkabout (AW)
        Giraffe Training African Rift Valley (ARV)
2:15 p.m. Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
2:30 p.m. Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
        Orangutans are Awesome Primate World (PW)
2:45 p.m. Bear Necessities: Grizzly Bear Show Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
3 p.m. Meet the Gorilla Troop Primate World (PW)
        Treetop Acrobats African Rift Valley (ARV)
3:30 p.m. Backyard Nature Experience My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Tree kangaroo Keeper Talk Australian Walkabout (AW)
4:30 p.m. Chicken Parade My Big Backyard (BBY)

 

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Saturday

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*Time may vary due to weather restrictions.

Time Animal Happening Location
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Budgie Feeding Experience Australian Walkabout (AW)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Giraffe Feeding Experience African Rift Valley (ARV)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Chicken Feeding Experience Australian Walkabout (AW)
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Domestic Goat Encounters Next to The Loft (RMW)
Hourly; 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Domestic Goat Feeding Experience Next to The Loft (RMW)
9:30 a.m. Chicken Parade My Big Backyard (BBY)
10 a.m. Amazon Tree Trekkers* Monkey Pavilion (MP)
        Rhinoceros Training Encounter Africa (EA)
        Wings of Africa Bird Show* African Rift Valley (ARV)
10:30 a.m. Snow Leopard Show Asian Highlands (AH)
10:45 a.m. African Lion Show African Rift Valley (ARV)
        Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
        Rocky Mountain Goat Show Top of Rocky Mountain Goats (RMG)
11 a.m. Backyard Feathers, Fur and Fins My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
        Orangutan Husbandry Training Primate World (PW)
11:15 a.m. Otter Training Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
11:45 a.m. Rainforest Review Monkey Pavilion (MP)
        Trekkin Tortoise African Rift Valley (ARV)
12 p.m. Rhino Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
2 p.m. Gator Keeper Talk Australian Walkabout (AW)
        Giraffe Training African Rift Valley (ARV)
        Tapir Training Tapir Exhibit (TE)
2:15 p.m. Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
2:30 p.m. Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
        Orangutans are Awesome Primate World (PW)
2:45 p.m. Bear Necessities: Grizzly Bear Show Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
3 p.m. Meet the Gorilla Troop Primate World (PW)
        Treetop Acrobats African Rift Valley (ARV)
3:30 p.m. Backyard Nature Experience My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Tree kangaroo Keeper Talk Australian Walkabout (AW)
4:30 p.m. Chicken Parade My Big Backyard (BBY)