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ZOO-FARI Animal Encounters

Culture & Science

ZOO-FARI: An Evening in the Wild

Houston Zoo
October 10, 2015
 6:30 – 9 p.m.


Animal Encounters

Your safari will begin in the Gathering Hall where you will learn more about the times and locations of the various animal encounters. Next on your agenda, build your own personal safari with portable provisions and beverages available at most of the animal encounters.

There will be three show times for the animal encounters. For each show time, guests will select an animal encounter of interest.

Gathering Hall Menu:

  • Mac & Cheese Bar -- Top your macaroni with a variety of toppings including: manchego, monterey jack, cheddar, and gruyere cheeses; andouille sausage; chicken; grass-fed beef; caramelized onions; shiitake mushrooms; and roasted heirloom tomatoes.
  • Beef, Turkey and Veggie Sliders with Sweet Potato Fries
  • Fresh Fruit and Grilled Vegetable Kabobs
  • Assorted Cookies, Brownies and Biscotti

Elephant Artwork

Elephant Artwork

See Baylor create a work of modern art by painting with his trunk.

Show Time: 7:45 p.m.

Sponsored by: Leigh Hollyer and Joe Webb



Giraffe Feeding

Giraffe Feeding

Stand face-to-face with a giraffe and offer it a crunchy lettuce leaf snack.

Show Times: 7:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

Menu:
Churros, Popcorn and Soft Pretzels with Mustard

Sponsored by: Elsa and Mike Tansey



Cheetah Presentation

Cheetah Presentation

Brace yourself for an up-close-and-personal cheetah encounter. You'll learn about cheetah behaviors and conservation efforts at the Houston Zoo.

Show Time: 8:15 p.m.

Menu:
Churros, Popcorn and Soft Pretzels with Mustard

Sponsored by: The Kralik Family



Cougar Chat

Cougar Chat

Hang out with Shasta VI as a member of the zoo’s Carnivore Staff provides a special training demonstration.

Show Time: 7:15 p.m.

Menu:
Churros, Popcorn and Soft Pretzels with Mustard

Sponsored by: Debbie and Jim Mayhan & Nancy and Joe Melenric



World of Reptiles

World of Reptiles

Meet Smaug, the Komodo dragon, and a crocodile monitor outside the Reptile House. Your guide will be a member of the Herpetology Staff.

Show Time: 7:45 p.m.



Sea Lion Show

Sea Lion Show

Watch sea lions show off their unique behaviors as they interact with their zookeepers.

Show Times: 7:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.

Menu:
Churros, Popcorn and Soft Pretzels with Mustard

Sponsored by: Kathy L. O'Keefe, DDS



Piranha Feeding

Piranha Feeding

Enter the danger zone as the feeding frenzy begins at the piranha natural encounters habitat.

Show Time: 8:15 p.m.

Menu:
Churros, Popcorn and Soft Pretzels with Mustard

Sponsored by: Frank Lucco