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    October 31, 2014


    “MONSTERS” event offers Halloween fun and thrills!

    Friday, October 31, 2014

     6:00pm – 9:00pm

     MONSTERS will be appearing at the Amarillo Zoo this Friday, October 31st from 6:00pm – 9:00pm for a special Halloween thrill for both young and old. Discover creatures that are unknown, undiscovered or maybe just part of legend and folklore.  Some of our regular zoo animals will be off-exhibit this evening so we can utilize their enclosures to safely display live costumed recreations of the legendary Yeti, Chupcabara, Werewolf, Mothman, Bigfoot and the Louisiana Goat Man. Plus, through the use of replicas, photos, eye witness accounts you can venture into the wild world of mythical creatures like vampires, mermaids, unicorns, dragons and more. Were these animals real? Learn that unicorns were based on real life animals with a 5 foot horn or that 12 foot dragons really do exist! For one night only, learn about creatures that were once thought to be imagined, creatures behind the myths and creatures yet to be discovered! From the supernatural to things that make you say “Ew!” to one-of-a-kind pieces of animal art, MONSTERS is sure to give you a thrill!

    This event is geared for children but can also be fun for adults.

    Candy will be handed out while supplies last! 

     Friday, October 31, 2014
    6:00pm – 9:00pm
    $5.00 per person

     For more information call 381-7911 or visit the Zoo’s website at www.amarillozoo.org.

    The Zoo is located at NE 24th Ave and Dumas Highway inside Thompson Park

    Special Thanks to our Gold sponsor McDonalds, Silver Sponsor Amarillo National Bank, Supporting sponsors Sonic and Xcel Energy.




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    September 11, 2014

    Day of Honor

    Day of Honor
    September 11, 2014
    9:30am – 5:00pm

    On September 11, 2014 the Zoo presents its Day of Honor. We salute the men and women who serve our nation and communities with free admission for veterans and members of our armed forces as will as active and retired police, fire and ambulance personnel and emergency responders (identification of active or retired status must be shown to receive free admission)


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    September 6, 2014

    Hummingbird and Pollinators Event

    Hummingbird and Pollinators Festival
    Saturday, September 6, 2014
    9:30am – 3:00pm

    The Zoo will be humming with excitement on Saturday, September 6th when the focus will be on the tiniest of our avian friends – the hummingbird! Exhibits, presentations and crafts will introduce guests to ways to make your backyard a friendly environment for hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators. The fall is the height of the migration season for thousands of hummingbirds that pass through our state. The most common species in the Texas Panhandle is the Black-chinned hummingbird, but others like the Rufous and the Calliope are often seen at area feeders. Experts will be on hand to share their knowledge of hummingbird identification, planting gardens to attract butterflies and how to attract Purple Martins.  Looking for fall plants to add to or begin a wildlife garden? Then be sure to check out the plants that will be on sale by Canyon’s Edge Plants.


    • Purple Martin Conservation Association
    • Canyon’s Edge Plants
    • Texas Parks and Wildlife – Nature Trackers
    • Oklahoma/Panhandle Girl Scout Council
    • Attracting Panhandle Bats
    • Insect Pollinators –  The good bugs. Texas A&M AgriLife Research



    • 10:15am  “Hummingbirds – Myth Magic and Mystery” – Mark Klym – Texas Parks and Wildlife
    • 11:15am “Planting to attract Butterflies” – Neal Hinders, Canyon’s Edge Plants
    • 1:30pm “Hummingbirds and Native Plants” – Mark Klym – Texas Parks and Wildlife

    Other Fun Stuff:

    • Live Music with Andy Chase Cundiff
    • Face Painting
    • Plant Sale
    • Hummingbird related gifts for sale
    • Make & Take craft tent for kids

    The event is free with Zoo admission:

    Adult (13-61)  $4
    Senior (62 and up) $3
    Children (3-12) $2
    2 and Under Free




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