National Zookeeper Week

Jul 20 - 28

Julie Larsen Maher © WCS
During National Zookeeper Week, watch enrichment sessions throughout the park and meet the keepers who work with our animals behind the scenes to exercise their muscles and minds, while strengthening bonds and stimulating natural instincts and behaviors.

Schedule of Events


Polar Bear Enrichment
Date & time: Saturday, July 20; 2:00 p.m.
Location: Polar Bear exhibit

Tapir & Gibbon Enrichment
Date & time: Sunday, July 21; 11:00 a.m.
Location: JungleWorld

Sea Lion Enrichment
Date & time: Sunday, July 21 & Thursday, July 25; 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Astor Court

Gorilla Chat
Date & time: Monday, July 22; 2:00 p.m.
Location: Congo Gorilla Forest

Tiger Enrichment
Date & time: Tuesday, July 23 & Saturday, July 27;  2:00 p.m. 
Location: Tiger Mountain

Tree Kangaroo Enrichment
Date & time: Wednesday, July 24; 2:00 p.m.
Location: JungleWorld

Croc Chat
Date & time: Friday, July 26; 2:00 p.m.
Location: World of Reptiles

Eagle Chat
Date & time: Sunday, July 28; 2:00 p.m.
Location: Birds of Prey

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