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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

11:45 a.m. – Giraffe Feed ($)
12:00 p.m. – Naked Mole Rat Keeper Chat
1:00 p.m. – Rhino Experience

3:30 p.m. – Baboon Enrichment  



11:30 a.m. – Giraffe Keeper Chat (before feed!)
12:00 p.m. – Lion Experience 
2:30 p.m. – Giraffe Keeper Chat (before feed)


10:30 a.m. – Savanna Monitor Chat in Animals of Savanna building* (Opportunity to see this education animal not normally publicly displayed!)
11:45 a.m. – Giraffe Feed ($)
12:00 p.m. – Elephant Enrichment
1:30 p.m. – Rhino Experience
2:45 p.m. – Giraffe Feed ($) 



12:00 p.m. – Annual Elephant Watermelon Eating Contest! 

2:00 p.m. – Rhino Enrichment 
2:30 p.m. – Reptile Species in Animals of Savanna building
2:45 p.m. – Giraffe Feed ($)


Download the elephant word search and fun facts!

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

Support Conservation Efforts

We will be raising funds for the Giraffe Conservation Foundation and International Rhino Foundation, two of our favorite organizations. 


Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor for Conservation Days: