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 [email protected].
  • 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!

 


FOR MOBILE SCHEDULE:

  • View Show Schedule PDF at www.cmzoo.org/shows
    Organized by days of the week, listed by time of day, as scheduled. An alphabetical list with show descriptions follows at the end.
  • Via text message: – text “ZOO + day of the week” to 1-844-MY-CMZOO   (1-844-692-6966),
    (i.e. “ZOOMONDAY” or “ZOOSATURDAY” (with no spaces). Standard text message rates apply.


 

ANIMAL HAPPENING SCHEDULE – Summer 2019:

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.


Alligator Training

Daily, 2 p.m.
Australia Walkabout (AW)
Even Gators can train! Come see these marvelous creatures showing off their skills.


Amazon Tree Trekkers

Daily, 10 a.m.
Monkey Pavilion (MP)
Get a unique look at some of our sleepiest animals. Each morning, check out our sloths as they wake up and climb across overhead highways.


Backyard Feathers, Fur and Fins

Daily, 3 p.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, 10:30 a.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

Daily, 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.


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, cockatiels, rosella and princess parrots.


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 – 2:30 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.


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 (weather dependent)
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.


Gorilla Update

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
Primate World (PW)

Get acquainted with the Zoo’s gorillas and learn about the progress they are making towards forming a troop with silverback Goma.


Growing Up Orangutan

Daily, 12 p.m.
Primate World (PW)

Stop by to see up close the important wellness routines our orantutans participate in from birth to adulthood. You may be surprised at how similar they are to your kids!


Keepers Caring for Elephants

Daily, 10:45 a.m. and 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.


Magnificent Moose

Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.
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.


Orangutans are Awesome

Daily, 10:45 a.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.


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.


Rhino Training

Daily, 3:15 p.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, Thursday and 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 hung in their mountain habitats.


Tapir Training

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 2 p.m.
Tapir Exhibit (TE) – below Monkey Pavilion
It’s an anteater! It’s a bear! Nope! It’s a mountain tapir! Come meet Carlotta and Cofan, two of only seven mountain tapirs in North America, and learn about what CMZoo is doing to save them in the wild.


Treetop Acrobats

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 3 p.m.
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.


Wings of Africa Bird Show

Daily, 10:30 a.m.
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, Friday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m., and Saturday, 11:15 a.m.
Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)

Catch a glimpse of the elusive Mexican wolf. Feeding time is a great time to see one of the rarest animals in North America.

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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, 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

Cost: $1 per feed cup
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. & 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.
 
Sneak-a-peek on our live-streaming outdoor GIRAFFE CAMS!
 
 
 


Keeper with young guest hand-feeding rhino a snack

Rhino Snack Time

Daily, 12-12:30 p.m. (weather permitting)
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.
 
Your snack time experience helps contribute $25,000 annually toward rhino conservation!
 


NOTE: Seasonal Elephant and Rhino Feeding Experiences are offered during the summer months, and listed above when available.


 

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 Australia Walkabout (AW)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Giraffe Feeding Experience African Rift Valley (ARV)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Chicken Feeding Experience My Big Backyard (BBY)
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)
10:30 a.m. Backyard Nature Experience My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Wolf Enrichment & Keeper Talk Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
        Wings of Africa African Rift Valley (ARV)
10:45 a.m. African Lion Show African Rift Valley (ARV)
        Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
        Orangutans Are Awesome Primate World (PW)
        Rocky Mountain Goat Show Rocky Mountain Goats (RMG)
11 a.m. Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
11:45 a.m. Rainforest Review Monkey Pavilion (MP)
12 p.m. Growing Up Orangutan Primate World (PW)
        Rhino Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
2 p.m. Alligator Training Australia 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)
2:45 p.m. Bear Necessities: Grizzly Bear Show Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
3 p.m. Backyard Feathers, Fur & Fins My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Treetop Acrobats African Rift Valley (ARV)
3:15 p.m. Rhino Training Encounter Africa (EA)
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 Australia Walkabout (AW)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Giraffe Feeding Experience African Rift Valley (ARV)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Chicken Feeding Experience My Big Backyard (BBY)
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)
10:30 a.m. Backyard Nature Experience My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Wolf Enrichment & Keeper Talk Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
        Wings of Africa African Rift Valley (ARV)
10:45 a.m. African Lion Show African Rift Valley (ARV)
        Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
        Orangutans Are Awesome Primate World (PW)
        Rocky Mountain Goat Show Rocky Mountain Goats (RMG)
11 a.m. Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
11:45 a.m. Rainforest Review Monkey Pavilion (MP)
12 p.m. Growing Up Orangutan Primate World (PW)
        Rhino Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
2 p.m. Alligator Training Australia 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)
2:45 p.m. Bear Necessities: Grizzly Bear Show Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
3 p.m. Backyard Feathers, Fur & Fins My Big Backyard (BBY)
3:15 p.m. Rhino Training Encounter Africa (EA)
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 Australia Walkabout (AW)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Giraffe Feeding Experience African Rift Valley (ARV)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Chicken Feeding Experience My Big Backyard (BBY)
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)
10:30 a.m. Backyard Nature Experience My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Snow Leopard Show Asian Highlands (AH)
        Wings of Africa African Rift Valley (ARV)
10:45 a.m. African Lion Show African Rift Valley (ARV)
        Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
        Orangutans Are Awesome Primate World (PW)
        Rocky Mountain Goat Show Rocky Mountain Goats (RMG)
11 a.m. Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
11:45 a.m. Rainforest Review Monkey Pavilion (MP)
12 p.m. Growing Up Orangutan Primate World (PW)
        Rhino Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
12:30 p.m. Construction “Keeper” Talk Entrance to construction detour toward Primate World (PW)
2 p.m. Alligator Training Australia 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)
        Gorilla Update Primate World (PW)
2:45 p.m. Bear Necessities: Grizzly Bear Show Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
3 p.m. Backyard Feathers, Fur & Fins My Big Backyard (BBY)
3:15 p.m. Rhino Training Encounter Africa (EA)
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 Australia Walkabout (AW)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Giraffe Feeding Experience African Rift Valley (ARV)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Chicken Feeding Experience My Big Backyard (BBY)
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)
10:30 a.m. Backyard Nature Experience My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Magnificent Moose Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
        Wings of Africa African Rift Valley (ARV)
10:45 a.m. African Lion Show African Rift Valley (ARV)
        Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
        Orangutans Are Awesome Primate World (PW)
        Rocky Mountain Goat Show Rocky Mountain Goats (RMG)
11 a.m. Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
11:45 a.m. Rainforest Review Monkey Pavilion (MP)
12 p.m. Growing Up Orangutan Primate World (PW)
        Rhino Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
2 p.m. Alligator Training Australia 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)
2:45 p.m. Bear Necessities: Grizzly Bear Show Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
3 p.m. Backyard Feathers, Fur & Fins My Big Backyard (BBY)
3:15 p.m. Rhino Training Encounter Africa (EA)
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 Australia Walkabout (AW)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Giraffe Feeding Experience African Rift Valley (ARV)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Chicken Feeding Experience My Big Backyard (BBY)
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)
10:30 a.m. Backyard Nature Experience My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Snow Leopard Show Asian Highlands (AH)
        Wings of Africa African Rift Valley (ARV)
10:45 a.m. African Lion Show African Rift Valley (ARV)
        Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
        Orangutans Are Awesome Primate World (PW)
        Rocky Mountain Goat Show Rocky Mountain Goats (RMG)
11 a.m. Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
11:45 a.m. Rainforest Review Monkey Pavilion (MP)
12 p.m. Growing Up Orangutan Primate World (PW)
        Rhino Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
2 p.m. Alligator Training Australia Walkabout (AW)
        Giraffe Training African Rift Valley (ARV)
        Tapir Training Tapirs
2:15 p.m. Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
2:30 p.m. Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
        Gorilla Update Primate World (PW)
2:45 p.m. Bear Necessities: Grizzly Bear Show Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
3 p.m. Backyard Feathers, Fur & Fins My Big Backyard (BBY)
3:15 p.m. Rhino Training Encounter Africa (EA)
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 Australia Walkabout (AW)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Giraffe Feeding Experience African Rift Valley (ARV)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Chicken Feeding Experience My Big Backyard (BBY)
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)
10:30 a.m. Backyard Nature Experience My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Wolf Enrichment & Keeper Talk Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
        Wings of Africa African Rift Valley (ARV)
10:45 a.m. African Lion Show African Rift Valley (ARV)
        Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
        Orangutans Are Awesome Primate World (PW)
        Rocky Mountain Goat Show Rocky Mountain Goats (RMG)
11 a.m. Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
11:45 a.m. Rainforest Review Monkey Pavilion (MP)
12 p.m. Growing Up Orangutan Primate World (PW)
        Rhino Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
2 p.m. Alligator Training Australia Walkabout (AW)
        Giraffe Training African Rift Valley (ARV)
        Tapir Training Tapirs
2:15 p.m. Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
2:30 p.m. Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
2:45 p.m. Bear Necessities: Grizzly Bear Show Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
3 p.m. Backyard Feathers, Fur & Fins My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Treetop Acrobats African Rift Valley (ARV)
3:15 p.m. Rhino Training Encounter Africa (EA)
4:30 p.m. Chicken Parade My Big Backyard (BBY)

 

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Saturday

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 Australia Walkabout (AW)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Giraffe Feeding Experience African Rift Valley (ARV)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Chicken Feeding Experience My Big Backyard (BBY)
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)
10:30 a.m. Backyard Nature Experience My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Snow Leopard Show Asian Highlands (AH)
        Wings of Africa African Rift Valley (ARV)
10:45 a.m. African Lion Show African Rift Valley (ARV)
        Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
        Orangutans Are Awesome Primate World (PW)
        Rocky Mountain Goat Show Rocky Mountain Goats (RMG)
11 a.m. Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
11:15 a.m. Wolf Enrichment & Keeper Talk Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
11:45 a.m. Rainforest Review Monkey Pavilion (MP)
12 p.m. Growing Up Orangutan Primate World (PW)
        Rhino Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
2 p.m. Alligator Training Australia Walkabout (AW)
        Giraffe Training African Rift Valley (ARV)
        Tapir Training Tapirs
2:15 p.m. Keepers Caring for Elephants Encounter Africa (EA)
2:30 p.m. Elephant Snack Time Encounter Africa (EA)
        Gorilla Update Primate World (PW)
2:45 p.m. Bear Necessities: Grizzly Bear Show Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW)
3 p.m. Backyard Feathers, Fur & Fins My Big Backyard (BBY)
        Treetop Acrobats African Rift Valley (ARV)
3:15 p.m. Rhino Training Encounter Africa (EA)
4:30 p.m. Chicken Parade My Big Backyard (BBY)