July 14, 2012
Amarillo summers are hot, but the Amarillo Zoo will be a cool place to be Saturday, July 14. Come out and see how the animals beat the heat. Zoo staff will be giving the zoo inhabitants tasty chilled treats to cool down in the midday heat. The bobcats will enjoy frozen bllod pops while the black bears will cherish blocks of ice filled with fresh berries. The group of ring-tailed lemurs will be treated to chilled jello treats filled with tasty goodies that will encourage them to lick and nibble to free the tidbits hidden inside.
As well as providing cool and delicious treats, these activities provide a valuable form of enrichment for the animals, encouraging natural behavior and providing a stimulating environment for the animals to interact.
June 30, 2012
Amarillo Zoo will be kicking off the Fourth of July festivities with an American celebration! Come join us Saturday, June 30th for our very own “Red, White and Zoo!” A day of fun-filled activities, exhibits, and live music– including a self-guided tour in search of red, white and blue animals, a hula hoop contest and old fashioned pie-eating contests and an endless hot dog buffet (additional fee applies). Cheer on Solomon, our male African Lion as he makes an attempt to break the 89 second record for eating a 72 oz Big Texan Steak! Active members of the U.S military, Police, Fire or EMS will get free admission as our way of saying thanks for their service to our country and community (ID required).
June 9, 2012
Hey Kids! Discover your creative side with all the sights and sounds at the Amarillo Zoo. Let the animals inspire your artistic side and create beautiful art pieces to your heart’s content. Local artists and volunteers will be on hand to demonstrate various art styles and techniques and even give you an opportunity to try your hand at sketching, watercolors, clay, side walk chalk art, murals and others! A variety of artists and art groups from the community will be present to provide instruction and demonstrations.