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    September 28, 2013

    Lions’ Birthday Party

    We’re having a party!

    The Amarillo Zoo’s three African lions Solomon, Sheba and Sarai all turn 8 years old this month and we are throwing them a party!

    We promise you’ll have a ROARING good time!!

    * Watch the lion’s open their very own birthday presents at 10:30am

    * Learn about lion’s in a fun trivia true and false activity

    * Sign and leave a note on a lion size birthday card

    * Make your very own lions mask

    * Hang out with our costumed lion mascot and his friends

    * Live music with Andy Chase Cundiff

    * Enjoy a tasty treat courtesy of the Great American Cookies

    Start: September 28, 2013 9:30 am
    End: September 28, 2013 3:00 pm

    July 22, 2013

    National Zoo Keepers Week

    Amarillo Zoo Honors a Profession of Dedication During National Zoo Keeper Week

    In recognition of the dedication of zoo keepers, the Amarillo Zoo is joining the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) and zoos around the nation in celebrating National Zoo Keeper Week (July 22-26, 2013). Created by AAZK, National Zoo Keeper Week is celebrated each year beginning on the third Sunday in July. During the week, zoos nationwide honor approximately 7,000 animal care professionals in the United States and the work they do in animal care, conservation, and education.

    During the week, zoo staff will be highlighting some of the work performed by professional zoo keepers. Visitors are invited to come out and meet our zoo staff and learn more about the profession of zoo keeping.  Each day there will be a different activity including keeper chats, animal enrichment activities, displays on animal diets, handling equipment and more. Check at the Zoo’s admission booth when you arrive to see the times and locations of that day’s activity.

    Monday:                     10:00 am          Lemur Enrichment Activity

    Tuesday:                    10:00 am          Lion Enrichment Activity

    Wednesday:              10:00 am          Spur Tortoise Keeper Chat

    Thursday:                   10:00 am          Hoof stock Enrichment Activity

    Friday:                        10:00 am          Kangaroo Enrichment Activity


    Kids ages 14-18 can also register to win the “keeper for the day” contest. Spend the day at the Zoo working with zoo keepers to see and learn about the profession of Zoo Keepers. To enter visit KVII ProNews 7 website (connectamarillo.com) and click on Zoo Keeper for the Day contest. Entries will be accepted from Monday, July 15th and Wednesday, July 24th. The winner will be notified by email and also announced on KVII ProNews 7 Daybreak show on Friday, July 26th.

    Start: July 22, 2013
    End: July 26, 2013

    July 18, 2013

    MOM, I Want a Snake!

    Mom, I want a SNAKE!

    A program especially designed for parents of a child who wants a pet snake. Zoo educators will help you learn the challenges of owning an exotic pet and guide you on ensuring you make a suitable choice. Learn also how to take care of your new pet properly.

    Saturday, July 27, 2013
    $2.00 per person plus general admission to the Zoo.
    Advance registration required by Wednesday, July 24, 2013



    Start: July 18, 2013
    End: July 18, 2013