Monday, July 8, 2024

TODAY'S NOTES
  • NEW ZOO ADVENTURE! Wild Explorer virtual reality experience now open on the deck at the Chimpanzee habitat. 
  • NEW INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE: Let the native butterflies of Michigan flutter all around you in our new interactive habitat, Backyard Butterflies, located in the Wild Way Trail area of the Zoo. 
  • NEW ANIMALS: Welcome Quigley, our new North American river otter from ZooTampa that has joined our other male otter Slyde.
  • HABITAT UPDATES:
    – The warthog habitat is currently under construction.
    – You may only see one species at a time in our South American habitat while we introduce the new Chacoan peccaries to the capybara and giant anteater. 
  • RECENTLY BORN/HATCHED ANIMALS:
    You can’t see them until they are a little older yet but we thought you’d want to know … 
    Canada lynxes, Becca & Thor, are the proud parents of 3 new kits. Becca and her kits will be behind the scenes as she cares for her new offspring. Stop by and congratulate Thor!
    Three new penguin chicks have joined our JBZ family! They are currently behind the scenes until their waterproof feathers are ready for swimming!
    Snow Leopard parents, Mylo and Yuki, welcomed a new cub! Yuki and her cub will be behind the scenes while she cares for her new cub. Stop by and congratulate Mylo in the outdoor habitat. 
  • Funicular closed today for maintenance.
  • Zoo Adventures are weather dependent and open times may vary.
DAILY ANIMAL PROGRAMS

Choose the day of your visit below for that day’s schedule.
*Daily Animal Programs are weather and animal dependent. Schedules may vary. Click here for program details.

PROGRAM TIME LOCATION
Chimp Feeding 9:15 AM Africa
Meerkat & Cape Porcupine Training 10 AM Africa
Penguin Feeding 10:30 AM Aquarium
North America Porcupine Feeding 11:15 AM Americas
Creature Feature 11:30 AM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Bear Feeding 12 PM Americas
Creature Feature 12:30 PM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Animal Meet & Greet 12:30 PM Wild Way Trail | Asian Aviary
Animal Meet & Greet 12:45 PM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Chimp Feeding 1 PM Africa
Penguin Feeding 3 PM Aquarium
Spider Monkey Feeding 3:15 PM Americas | Natural Treasures Outdoor Habitat
Ambassador Pavilion Program 4 PM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
PROGRAM TIME LOCATION
Chimp Feeding 9:15 AM Africa
Meerkat Training 10 AM Africa
Ambassador Pavilion Program 10 AM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Penguin Feeding 10:30 AM Aquarium
North America Porcupine Feeding 11:15 AM Americas
Creature Feature 11:30 AM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Bear Feeding 12 PM Americas
Creature Feature 12:30 PM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Animal Meet & Greet 12:30 PM Wild Way Trail | Asian Aviary
Animal Meet & Greet 12:45 PM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Chimp Feeding 2 PM Africa
Pygmy Hippo Keeper Chat 2:30 PM Pygmy Hippo Pavilion
Penguin Feeding 3 PM Aquarium
Spider Monkey Feeding 3:15 PM Americas | Natural Treasures Outdoor Habitat
Ambassador Pavilion Program 4 PM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
PROGRAM TIME LOCATION
Chimp Feeding 9:15 AM Africa
Meerkat Training 10 AM Africa
Ambassador Pavilion Program 10 AM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Penguin Feeding 10:30 AM Aquarium
North America Porcupine Feeding 11:15 AM Americas
Creature Feature 11:30 AM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Bear Feeding 12 PM Americas
Creature Feature 12:30 PM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Animal Meet & Greet 12:30 PM Wild Way Trail | Asian Aviary
Animal Meet & Greet 12:45 PM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Chimp Feeding 1 PM Africa
Penguin Feeding 3 PM Aquarium
Spider Monkey Feeding 3:15 PM Americas | Natural Treasures Outdoor Habitat
Ambassador Pavilion Program 4 PM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
PROGRAM TIME LOCATION
Chimp Feeding 9:15 AM Africa
Meerkat & Cape Porcupine Training 10 AM Africa
Ambassador Pavilion Program 10 AM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Penguin Feeding 10:30 AM Aquarium
North America Porcupine Feeding 11:15 AM Americas
Creature Feature 11:30 AM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Bear Feeding 12 PM Americas
Creature Feature 12:30 PM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Animal Meet & Greet 12:30 PM Wild Way Trail | Asian Aviary
Animal Meet & Greet 12:45 PM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Chimp Feeding 2 PM Africa
Pygmy Hippo Keeper Chat 2:30 PM Pygmy Hippo Pavilion
Penguin Feeding 3 PM Aquarium
Spider Monkey Feeding 3:15 PM Americas | Natural Treasures Outdoor Habitat
Ambassador Pavilion Program 4 PM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
PROGRAM TIME LOCATION
Chimp Feeding 9:15 AM Africa
Meerkat Training 10 AM Africa
Ambassador Pavilion Program 10 AM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Penguin Feeding 10:30 AM Aquarium
North America Porcupine Feeding 11:15 AM Americas
Creature Feature 11:30 AM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Bear Feeding 12 PM Americas
Creature Feature 12:30 PM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Animal Meet & Greet 12:30 PM Wild Way Trail | Asian Aviary
Animal Meet & Greet 12:45 PM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Chimp Feeding 1 PM Africa
Penguin Feeding 3 PM Aquarium
Spider Monkey Feeding 3:15 PM Americas | Natural Treasures Outdoor Habitat
Ambassador Pavilion Program 4 PM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
PROGRAM TIME LOCATION
Chimp Feeding 9:15 AM Africa
Meerkat Training 10 AM Africa
Ambassador Pavilion Program 10 AM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Penguin Feeding 10:30 AM Aquarium
North America Porcupine Feeding 11:15 AM Americas
Creature Feature 11:30 AM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Bear Feeding 12 PM Americas
Creature Feature 12:30 PM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Animal Meet & Greet 12:30 PM Wild Way Trail | Asian Aviary
Animal Meet & Greet 12:45 PM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Chimp Feeding 2 PM Africa
Pygmy Hippo Keeper Chat 2:30 PM Pygmy Hippo Pavilion
Penguin Feeding 3 PM Aquarium
Spider Monkey Feeding 3:15 PM Americas | Natural Treasures Outdoor Habitat
Ambassador Pavilion Program 4 PM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
PROGRAM TIME LOCATION
Chimp Feeding 9:15 AM Africa
Meerkat & Cape Porcupine Training 10 AM Africa
Penguin Feeding 10:30 AM Aquarium
North America Porcupine Feeding 11:15 AM Americas
Creature Feature 11:30 AM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Bear Feeding 12 PM Americas
Creature Feature 12:30 PM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Animal Meet & Greet 12:30 PM Wild Way Trail | Asian Aviary
Animal Meet & Greet 12:45 PM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
Chimp Feeding 1 PM Africa
Penguin Feeding 3 PM Aquarium
Spider Monkey Feeding 3:15 PM Americas | Natural Treasures Outdoor Habitat
Ambassador Pavilion Program 4 PM Wild Way Trail | Ambassador Pavilion
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