Ho-Ho-Holiday Animal Enrichment Extravaganza

December 16

We’re decking the Zoo with seasonal surprises for the animals on Saturday, December 16, in a special highlight of our year-round enrichment program. Check the schedule below to find out when your favorite animals will be exploring holiday décor, festive treats and more. Special thanks to the dedicated elves of our Volunteer Enrichment Team for their hard work on this year’s goodies!

Please note, all animal activities are weather and temperature permitting and are thus subject to change. Check your Zoo map on arrival for a list of activities and locations.

  • Red panda – 9:30 a.m.
  • Binturong – 9:30 a.m.
  • African monkeys – 9:30 a.m.
  • Fossa – 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Kangaroos – 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Outback Station petting zoo goats and sheep – 10 a.m.
  • Blue cranes – 10:45 a.m.
  • Sun bears – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Cassowary – 11 a.m.
  • Bush dog – 11 a.m.
  • Southern ground hornbills – 11 a.m.
  • King vulture – 11:15 a.m.
  • Lappet-faced vultures – 11:30 a.m.
  • Wattled cranes – 11:30 a.m.
  • Living Treehouse – 11:45 a.m.
  • Elephants – 12 p.m.
  • Kunekune pigs – 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Giant otters – 1:30 p.m.
  • Giant pandas – Between 1:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (schedule depends on the pandas!)
  • Sumatran tiger – 2:15 p.m.
  • Gorillas (Habitat One) – 2:15 p.m.
  • Orangutans (Habitat Two) – 2:30 p.m.
  • Gorillas (Habitat Three) – 2:45 p.m.
  • African lions – 3:30 p.m.

Other animals may have enrichment in their habitats throughout the day.

Free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; free with general admission.

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