Keeper Talks at the Columbus Zoo

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Columbus Zoo Keeper Talks

The Columbus Zoo offers “Keeper Talks”, every day for 30 minutes throughout the day from March 14th through November 1st. Located throughout the zoo in the Heart of Africa, the Shores & Aquarium, the Congo Expedition, and more, each Keeper Talk focuses on a particular animal such as the lions, gorillas, penguins, and even the Discovery Reef Diver.

Sponsored by GermainCars.com, Keeper Talks allow Columbus Zoo visitors to hear straight from the zookeepers’ mouths about how they care for the animals, how they train the animals, and how you can help protect their cousins in the wild.


Heart of Africa Region

GermainCars.com serves as the presenting sponsor of the Zoo’s Heart of Africa Region. Guests can learn all about the region’s native animals, their favorite treats, and also how they can protect these animals. The Heart of Africa Region is the newest and largest region to date, stretching across a total of 43 acres of the zoo. If you’re hungry, stop by the Mapori Restaurant and enjoy lunch with an unobstructed view of the savanna. Get an up-close and personal interaction with some of your favorite animals with giraffe feedings or camel rides. GermainCars.com is proud to be the Official Automotive Retailer of the Columbus Zoo.

Columbus Zoo Heart of Africa Region

Germain Columbus Zoo Keeper Talks Staff MemberSo next time you’re at the Columbus Zoo, we hope you schedule time to hear from the people who know your favorite animals best — the Columbus Zoo Zookeepers! See the schedule below for times and locations for daily Keeper Talks.

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Columbus Zoo Keeper Talks Schedule

Open

Mar. 14 – May 1 (Weekends Only)
May 2 – Sept. 7 (Daily)
Sept. 12 – Nov. 1 (Weekends Only) *additional times for Boo at the Zoo

March 14-29, 2020 Schedule

Time Animal Region
 11:00 am  Polar Bears (underwater viewing)  Polar Frontier
 12:00 pm  Gorillas (indoor habitat)  Congo Expedition
 1:00 pm  Discovery Reef  Shores and Aquarium
 2:00 pm  Tree Kangaroos  Australia and the Islands

April 4 – November 1, 2020 Schedule

Time Show Region
9:30 am Elephants (Apr. through Sept.) Asia Quest
10:00 am Lions (Apr. though Sept.) Heart of Africa
10:30 am Polar Frontier Bears Polar Frontier
11:00 am Tigers Asia Quest
11:30 am Rhino Asia Quest
1:00 pm Discovery Reef Shores and Aquarium
1:30 pm Gorillas Congo Expedition
2:00 pm Bonobos Congo Expedition
2:30 pm Penguins Shores and Aquarium
3:00 pm Tasmanian Devils Australia and the Islands