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Sat., August 13, 2016 
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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Celebrate the incredible wildlife and wild places of Asia and learn how to protect them at Woodland Park Zoo’s Asian Wildlife Conservation Day. This full day of activities features the fascinating characteristics of Asia’s diverse animal species and the important conservation efforts underway to save these species in the wild.


Collect all Animal Cards at Keeper Talks

Collect a suite of 10 animal collector cards during scheduled keeper talks; each card features an individual animal living at Woodland Park Zoo including Helen, the snow leopard, Carson the red panda, Eko the Malayan tiger and Melati the orangutan. During each animal talk, learn how the zoo is working to preserve their counterparts in the wild with the help of the Partners for Wildlife and Wildlife Survival Fund conservation programs.


Enjoy a full day of family activities in the Thai Village, take a palm pledge to choose consumer products that don’t have an adverse impact on tropical rain forests and orangutans, and join the zoo’s Tiger Team to get updates on tiger conservation news from the field. Visit the Conservation table in the West Plaza to enter to win one-of-a- kind zoo prizes including a limited edition tiger print or a handprint of the zoo's new male siamang, Sam.

Full Schedule of Activities

All keeper talks feature animal enrichment (except tapir talk):


Activity/Keeper Talk


9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

ZooCorps Craft

Thai Village

9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Build a Tiger Preserve

Thai Village

10:00 a.m.

Langur keeper talk

Langur exhibit (Trail of Vines)

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

The “Jungle Book” Tour

Begins at Thai Village, ends at the Banyan Wilds Tiger Gate experience

10:30 a.m.

Snow leopard keeper and Snow Leopard Trust talk

Snow leopard exhibit (Australasia)

10:30 a.m.

Orangutan keeper talk

Orangutan exhibit (Trail of Vines)

11:00 a.m.

Tiger Gate Experience

Tiger exhibit (Banyan Wilds)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cracking of the Fruit

Thai Village

11:30 a.m.

Asian small-clawed otter talk

Asian small-clawed otter exhibit (Banyan Wilds)

11:30 a.m.

Tree kangaroo Q&A with keeper and Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program member

Tree kangaroo exhibit (Day Exhibit)

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Story time (An hour’s worth of Asian folk and cultural stories)

Thai Village

1:00 p.m.

Ambassador Animal Program featuring Blueberry the hornbill

Alvord Broadleaf Theater

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Jungle Rhythms

Thai Village

1:30 p.m.

Malayan tapir keeper talk

Tapir exhibit (Trail of Vines)

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Asian reptile Q&A featuring turtles

North Meadow

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Tiger Batik’ing (Batik is an Indonesian technique of dyeing and creating patterns or designs on fabric. Families will be batik’ing a life-size scene of a tiger in its habitat)

Thai Village

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Adaptation Celebration

Thai Village

2:00 p.m.

Sloth bear snack

Sloth bear exhibit (Banyan Wilds)

2:30 p.m.

Red panda keeper talk

Red panda exhibit (Temperate Forest)