Animal Encounters

Get up close with some animals and meet their trainers.

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Location: Front Street (Joan Embery's Front Street Stage)
Times: Daily at 10 & 11 a.m., Noon, 1 & 2 p.m.
Meet an animal ambassador up close. You might even have a closer encounter than you expect.

 

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Location: Outback (Near the koalas)
Times: Daily at 10:30 a.m., Noon, and 1:30 p.m.
Get a fun animal experience while enjoying all the activities at the Koala Club for Kids.

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Location: Urban Jungle (Near Backstage Pass)
Times: Daily at 11 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Take a few minutes out of your day to see one of our amazing animal ambassadors.

Habitat Happenings

Daily activities at various exhibits throughout the Zoo.

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GORILLAS

LOCATION: Lost Forest, near Benchley Plaza
Times: Daily at 10:30 a.m.

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ORANGUTANS

LOCATION: Lost Forest, along Orangutan Trail
Times: Daily at 11:15 a.m.

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BONOBOS

LOCATION: Lost Forest, near Scripps Aviary
Times: Daily at 11:15 a.m.

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ELEPHANTs

LOCATION: Elephant Odyssey, at the Elephant Care Center
Times: Daily at Noon

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MANED WOLVES

LOCATION: Northern Frontier, next to the Ice Age Theater
Times: Daily at 1 p.m.

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PANGOLIN PRESENTATION

LOCATION: Discovery Oupost, near the Petting Zoo
Times: Daily at 1:30 p.m.

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LIONS OR JAGUAR

LOCATION: Elephant Odyssey, near Map Locator 19
Times: Daily at 2:30 p.m.

Beast Treats

Treat time could be anytime, so be sure to look for these daily activity symbols throughout the Zoo.

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MONDAY: BONES

Animals enjoy munching on these skeleton bits.

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TUESDAY - LEAVES & MULCH

Watch animals digging and playing in the leaves.

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WEDNESDAY – GOURDS

Check out the animals as they have fun investgating gourds for goodies.

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THURSDAY – BONES

Animals enjoy munching on these skeleton bits.

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FRIDAY – BATH TIME

Whether it’s water, mud, or dirt, animals love their baths.

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SATURDAY – PUMPKINS

See animals smash, bash, chomp, and chew these October delights.

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SUNDAY – ICE

Find out how our animals beat the Autumn heat.

Entertainment
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CAMP CRITTERS SHOW

LOCATION: Wegeforth Bowl
Times: Daily at 11:30 a.m.
Opening Day! Join us as exotic animals, including California sea lions, attend camp at the San Diego Zoo!

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Dr. ZOOLITTLE'S RAIN FOREST EXPLORATION

LOCATION: Koalafornia Boardwalk
Times: Daily at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Stop on by for a show that’s fun for the whole family!

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Zoo Characters Meet & Greet

LOCATION: Koalafornia Boardwalk
Times: Daily at 11 a.m., Noon, and 1 p.m.
Get a photo with one of our popular Zoo Characters!

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KOALA CLUB FOR KIDS

LOCATION: Outback, near the koalas
Times: Daily 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join our coloring contest, start your scavenger hunt, and meet some animals in our brand new Australian Outback classroom.