Keeper Talks at the Columbus Zoo

Germain Columbus Zoo Keeper Talks

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, 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 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. 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.

Columbus Zoo Keeper Talks Schedule

2021 Schedule

April 1 and May 27: Weekends only
May 27 – Sept.r 4: Daily
Sept. p – Oct. 29: Weekends only

Time Animal Region
 9:45 am Lions  Heart of Africa
 10:30 am  Polar Frontier Bears  Polar Frontier
 11:15 am Tigers  Asia Quest
 1:00 pm Koalas  Australia and the Islands
 1:45 pm  Orangutans  Australia and the Islands
 2:30 pm  Humboldt Penguins  Shores and Aquarium