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Christmas in July at the Montgomery Zoo
July 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event description: From zoo animals to our pets at home and even including us, we all need enrichment. A chance to smell a new scent. Taste a new favor. Play a new game or figure out a puzzle. Enrichment is an effort to tap into and stimulate our basic five senses: touch, sight, smell, taste and hearing. The result is to stimulate behaviors resembling those for that species in the wild. It is a lot of trial and error, but it is always fun.
Event fee: Regular admission fee to enter zoo; however, there is no additional fee to view and participate in the Animal Enrichment Day activities.
Sponsored by: ALFA Insurance, Capitol Containers, Gardner Flooring and Designs, Guardian Credit Union, and City of Montgomery, AL.
Exhibit schedule: Please see below
10am – 10:15am Sloth bear, yule log with meal worms
10:15am – 10:30am Squirrel monkey and Spider monkey, stockings filled with treats
10:30am – 10:45am Capybara, frozen treats
10:45am – 11am Ring-tailed lemurs, deck the halls
11am – 11:15am Maned wolf, gift box filled with treats
11:15am – 11:30am Jaguar and Ocelots, holiday ornaments filled with treats
11:30am – 11:45am Cougar and lynx, holiday ornaments filled with treats
11:45am – 12pm North American hoofstock, live Christmas trees filled with treats
12pm – 12:15pm Black bear, snowman
12:15pm – 12:30pm Lions, holiday ornaments filled with treats
12:30pm – 12:45pm Cheetah, gift boxes and ice ornaments
12:45pm – 1pm African hoofstock, live Christmas trees filled with treats
1pm – 1:15pm Siamang, gingerbread house and gingerbread men
1:15pm – 1:30pm Elephants, large gifts and live Christmas trees filled with treats
1:30pm – 1:45pm Tiger, meat and ice ornaments
1:45pm – 2pm Asian hoofstock, live Christmas trees filled with treats
2pm – 2:15pm Bonus enrichment: Red River hogs, candy canes
Everyone is encouraged to wear Christmas colors: red and green. Perhaps even wear Santa hats, jingle bells, and reindeer antlers. Help everyone at the Zoo get into the season of Christmas in July.