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Savanna Awareness Weekend

June 22 @ 10:00 am - June 25 @ 5:00 pm

In honor of the various species in our care that are native to the African savanna, we are celebrating Savanna Awareness Weekend this year!  We will be raising awareness for animals like giraffe, rhino, lion, elephant, and more June 22 – 25 here at the Zoo.  Make plans to come out to get involved in the fun and learn about the many conservation efforts surrounding this area of the world. 

Tentative Program Schedule

11:30 a.m. – Giraffe Keeper Chat (before feeds!) 
12:00 p.m. – Naked Mole Rat Keeper Chat

3:30 p.m. – Baboon Enrichment  



12:00 p.m. – Lion Experience 
1:30 p.m. – Rhino Enrichment 


11:15 a.m. – Savanna Monitor Chat* (Opportunity to see this education animal not normally publicly displayed!)
1:30 p.m. – Rhino Enrichment  



11:15 a.m. – Annual Elephant Watermelon Eating Contest! 

12:00 p.m. – Naked Mole Rat Keeper Chat


Download the elephant word search and fun facts!

Learn more about elephants from this fun puzzle and fact sheet!

Support Elephant Conservation

We will be raising funds for the International Elephant Foundation, one of our favorite organizations.  Read about the important work they do here.


Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor for Conservation Days:


June 22 @ 10:00 am
June 25 @ 5:00 pm
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