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Feb. 5, 2023
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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  • 11:00 AM Panda Keeper Chat
  • 11:00 AM Sea Lion Show
  • 11:00 AM Treehouse theater presented by Kroger (Seasonal March-October)
Daily Schedule
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  • 9:00 AM Gates Open
  • 5:00 PM Last Entry
  • 5:30 PM Gates Close
African Veldt
  • 10:00 AM Giraffe Feeding Adventure (Seasonal, March-October)
  • 1:30 PM Giraffe Keeper Chat
  • 2:00 PM Rhino Keeper Chat
  • 2:30 PM Elephant Feeding & Chat
Animals of the Night
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  • 3:00 PM Aquarium Keeper Chat
Cat Country
  • 1:30 PM Cat Country Chat
  • 11:00 AM Panda Keeper Chat
Dragon's Lair
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  • 10:00 AM Reptile Chat
Northwest Passage
  • 11:00 AM Sea Lion Show
  • 2:00 PM Polar Bear Chat
  • 3:00 PM Sea Lion Show
Once Upon a Farm
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Pelican Pool
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Penguin Rock
  • 3:00 PM Penguin Feeding
Primate Canyon
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Teton Trek
  • 1:00 PM Bear feeding
Tropical Bird House
  • 2:00 PM Tropical Bird Feeding
Zambezi River Hippo Camp
  • 10:30 AM Hippo Chat
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Tropical Bird House


White-Tailed Trogon

This arboreal trogon inhabits the rain forests of Panama to northern Bolivia east of the Andes, including most of Brazil. It is common throughout its ranges, and feeds on a diet of insects and fruits. They typically perch upright and motionless. Trogons are a fast flyer, but are reluctant to fly great distances. The female builds a nest in a termite mound or rotten tree, where she rears her 2-3 chicks.

Red-billed Hornbill

Red-billed Hornbills are small omnivorous birds native to sub-Saharan Africa. They are known for their large, downward curved red bill and long tail. These birds live in pairs or small groups within a permanent territory.

Purple Throated Fruit Crow

Though these highly social birds are not true crows, they do look much like them. They are territorial and will attack intruders near their nest. Fruit and insects are on their daily menu.

Plush Crested Jay

These bold birds travel in groups of 10-12 individuals. They are the most common species of jay in South America. Larger than our common blue jay, they share with them an impressive range of calls. Food items, especially nuts are often hidden away to be consumed later. Sometimes the nuts are forgotten and sprout into a new plant. In this way, they help to keep the forest growing.

Marianas Fruit Dove

This exquisite dove is the national bird of Guam and the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas. It is endangered because of habitat destruction, introduced predators and competitive species, and tourism.

Jambu Fruit Dove

In spite of its brightly colored face and breast, the Jambu is still very well disguised. Its dull green back, tail, and wings blend with the foliage, hiding it from its enemies.

Golden White-Eye

The Golden White-Eye is found on only two islands in the world, Saipan and Augigan of the Mariana Islands. Although this forest dweller has learned to adapt to other predators that have been introduced to the Mariana Islands, such as skinks, cats, and rats, it is severely threatened by the brown tree snake, as are all forest birds of the Marianas. Living in small groups consisting of the mating pair and their year’s offspring, the adult pair is very territorial. Their nest is a small two-inch diameter cup shaped nest that is tightly woven. As omnivores, they eat a variety of insects, berries and flowers.

Crested Coua

The crested coua has striking brilliant blue colored bare areas on its face. Their chicks also have a remarkable fluorescent marks inside their mouths-this makes it easier for feeding parents to find the chick’s mouth inside dark nest. Couas are common throughout their range and live in forests, savannas, and brush land areas up to 3,000 feet. They feed on insects, fruits, small lizards and snails.

Bali Mynah

This threatened species of mynah is found in the arid regions of scrub and low forest. They are monogamous, but will gather to feed in flocks of over 20. While feeding, one bird will stand guard and, in the event of danger, will warn the others with shill cries.

Azure-Winged Magpie

Like other magpies, the nimble, azure-winged magpies are survivors. They can hang upside down or flutter easily into tall trees. These agile birds are sure-footed on the ground and graceful in the air, using their long wedge-shaped tails for flight control. They weave and dodge between branches, thus escaping from angry farmers or other dangers.

African Pygmy Falcon

One of the smallest of falcons, this bird of prey hunts for insects, small lizards, snakes, and even small birds. Pygmy falcons do not build their own nest but use the abandoned nest of weaver birds. Surprisingly, the falcons do not molest their weaver neighbors.