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Keeper Chats


This is your chance to get up close and personal. Meet our staff, ask questions and learn all about what makes our animals so amazing! All chats are subject to change; please consult with a Zoo staff member on the day of your visit for the most current schedule.

All chats will be cancelled in heavy rain. Demonstrations in the Lands of Change Theater will be cancelled if thunder is heard less than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Giraffe Chat

Time: Mondays at 2 p.m.

Location: Giraffe Platform, Expedition Africa

Details: Join our Expedition Africa team as they do voluntary hoof trims on our giraffe herd!

Coati Enrichment

Time: Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

Location: Coati Habitat, Rainforest Revealed

Details: Check out our group of white-nosed coatimundis as they receive special enrichments and treats!

River Monster Training

Time: Wednesdays at 2 p.m.

Fridays at 2 p.m.

Location: Rainforest Aquarium, Rainforest Revealed

Details: Watch our amazing giant arapaima swim to “targets” as they train with keepers!

Bear Necessities chat

Time: Thursdays at 2 p.m.

Sundays at 2 p.m.

Location: Bear Habitat, Wild Florida

Details: Chat with keepers about the importance of bears while meeting one (or both) of our resident Florida black bears!

Training Tales chat with Brazilian porcupine Shelley

Time: Fridays at 11 a.m.

Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Sundays at 11 a.m.

Location: Lands of Change Theater, Lands of Change

Details: Meet one of our incredible ambassador animals as you chat with their keepers!

Jess at Sea Turtle Healing Center for sea turtle chat

Time: Saturdays at 2 p.m.

Location: Sea Turtle Beach, Paws On

Details: Have the opportunity to chat with a Sea Turtle Healing Center staff member and learn all about sea turtles!

Vet Kyle with cheetah for exam, for ask me anything vet chat

Time: First Saturday and Sunday of each month at 1 p.m.

Location: Lands of Change Theater, Lands of Change

Details: Ever wondered what it’s like to be a Zoo veterinarian? Find out as you chat with our very own board-certified Zoo vets!

Eat Like An Animal Zoo Chef Chat

Time: Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

Sundays at 12 p.m.

Location: Lands of Change Theater, Lands of Change

Details: Watch our amazing Zoo Chefs create a fit-for-an-animal version of our cafe’s current special! Then grab your own version at Nourish 321 and #EatLikeAnAnimal.