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    December 6, 2014

    Zoo Lights Safari

    Zoo Lights Safari
    ZOO Lights Safari has been canceled for Tuesday December 23, 2014 due to weather.

    The Zoo is going WILD with holiday lights and festive music. See thousands of sparkling holiday lights in trees, around railings and animated light displays. View glittering animated animals made out of lights, enjoy a hot chocolate and enjoy a holiday stroll in the Zoo.

    Activities for Wednesday, December 17-, Tuesday, December 23, 2014

    • WILD Santa
      • December 19 & 23- Santa Roo
      • December 20 & 22- Tiger Claus
      • December 21- Santa Lion
    • Special Activities
      • December 19 & 20- Decorate a Cookie with one of Santa’s elves! *while supplies last
      • December 21 & 23- Fun with Fake Snow- see what bear, coyote, and bison tracks look like in the snow
    • Nightly readings of Christmas classics with special guests on:
      • December 19- Mayor Paul Harpole
      • December 20- KAMR NBC 4’s Jackie Kingston
      • December 22- Andy Chase Cundiff

    Shop our Holiday “Zootique” to find the perfect gift for the animal lovers in your life:

    • Plush toys and playsets
    • Wild Bryde earrings
    • Birding books
    • Song Bird shade grown coffee
    • One-of-a-kind Animal Art painted by some of the Amarillo Zoo’s creatures

    Zoo Lights Safari is a great way to thank your employees! For more information on group tickets (20 or more) call (806)381-5605.

    For more information about the event or to check the activity schedule for each night, call (806)381-7911.
    Admission – Free with general admission to the Zoo

    *Activities may change due to weather and other circumstances. Call the Zoo for more information (806)381-7911.

    *Zoo animal residents will be on exhibit depending on the weather.

    Start: December 6, 2014 6:00 pm
    End: December 24, 2014 8:00 pm

    November 29, 2014

    Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash

    Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash
    Saturday, November 29, 2014
    9:30am – 3:00pm

    Animal lovers are encouraged to get out with the kids this Thanksgiving holiday and come to the Zoo for a smashin’ good time! Watch lions, lemurs and other Zoo animals play and interact with pumpkins.

    Admission – Free with general admission to the Zoo

    Start: November 29, 2014
    End: November 29, 2014

    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.




    Start: October 31, 2014
    End: November 1, 2014