Play the Animal Way

September 25

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

You like to play? We do too! Entertain your inner wild thing in the wacky world of animal enrichment! Watch your favorite Zoo animals investigate the most colorful treats of the year, sniff out their favorite scents, and solve challenging puzzles.

Animal Enrichment Schedule

  • 9:00 AM: Lions: African Savanna, Tiger, Clouded Leopard: Asian Rainforest
  • 9:30 AM: Fossa: Asian Rainforest
  • 10:00 AM: Orangutans, Binturong: Asian Rainforest
  • 10:30 AM: Patagonian Mara: Asian Rainforest, Ground Hornbill: Birds
  • 11:00 AM: Komodo Dragon: Asian Rainforest, Treehouse Aviary: Living Tree House
  • 11:30 AM: Lappet-faced Vultures: Birds
  • 11:45 AM: Elephants: African Savanna, King Vulture: Birds
  • 1:30 PM: Aldabra, Giant Otters, Giant Pandas: Asian Rainforest
  • 2:00 PM: Sun Bears, Giant Pandas: Asian Rainforest
  • 2:30 PM: Tiger, Giant Pandas: Asian Rainforest, Kunekune Pigs: KidZone
  • 3:00 PM: Meerkats: African Savanna

Other Activities:

  • Finders Keepers Scavenger Hunt 11AM & 2PM: Picnic Pavilion near Kids Zone
  • Paint Like An Elephant: African Savanna
  • Forage like a Gorilla: Gorilla Deck
  • Buggin’ Out!: Gorilla
  • Panda Preferences Scents Station: Panda Veranda
  • Craft Station: Complex Carnivore
  • Move Like a Mole: Naked Mole Rat habitat

Activities will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; free with general admission.

An annual fall favorite, Play the Animal Way is a Zoo-wide highlight of the creative talents behind the novel objects, smells, sounds and activities that keep animals active, interested and engaged year-round. Species throughout the Zoo will receive exciting surprises in their habitats while human guests enjoy special Keeper Talks and training demos, crafts, character meet-and-greets, and themed activities. 

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