Creature Features





Wild Encounters

Have you ever wanted the inside scoop on those giant gray balls in the Asian elephant exhibit? Ever wondered what the Zoo’s lions eat or how much one of the giant Aldabra tortoises weighs?

Fort Worth Zoo interpretive specialists and zookeepers will share amazing facts and stats about your favorite Zoo animals all throughout the park!

Wild Encounters will resume Monday, March 17. Schedules are subject to change. Please check the clocks at each exhibit for accurate times.

Wild Encounters – Monday to Friday
Time Animal Location
10:30 a.m. Bonobo World of Primates
11 a.m. Saltwater crocodile or gharial
Greater one-horned rhino
Museum of Living Art (MOLA)
Asian Falls
11:30 a.m. Meerkat African Savannah
Noon Asian elephant Asian Falls
12:30 p.m. Komodo dragon Museum of Living Art (MOLA)
1 p.m. North American river otter, American alligator or alligator snapping turtle Pineywoods, Texas Wild!
1:30 p.m. Raptor mews
African lion
Texas Wild!
African Savannah
2 p.m. Black bear
Saltwater crocodile or gharial
Pineywoods, Texas Wild!
Museum of Living Art (MOLA)
2:30 p.m. Kangaroo Australian Outback
3 p.m. Great Barrier Reef Australian Outback
3:30 p.m. African lion African Savannah
4 p.m. Hippopotamus
Gorilla
African Savannah
World of Primates
4:30 p.m. Asian elephant Asian Falls
Wild Encounters – Saturday & Sunday
Time Animal Location
10:30 a.m. Bonobo World of Primates
11 a.m. Saltwater crocodile or gharial
Greater one-horned rhino
Museum of Living Art (MOLA)
Asian Falls
11:30 a.m. Meerkat African Savannah
Noon Asian elephant Asian Falls
12:30 p.m. Komodo dragon Museum of Living Art (MOLA)
1 p.m. North American river otter, American alligator or alligator snapping turtle Pineywoods, Texas Wild!
1:30 p.m. Raptor mews
African lion
Texas Wild!
African Savannah
2 p.m. Black bear
Saltwater crocodile or gharial
Pineywoods, Texas Wild!
Museum of Living Art (MOLA)
2:30 p.m. Kangaroo Australian Outback
3 p.m. Great Barrier Reef Australian Outback
3:30 p.m. African lion African Savannah
4 p.m. Hippopotamus African Savannah
4:30 p.m. Asian elephant Asian Falls
5 p.m. Giraffe and black rhino
Gorilla
African Savannah
World of Primates

Animal Outreach Presentations and Stage Show

Get an up-close look at the mammals, birds and reptiles in the Zoo’s animal outreach collection during daily animal presentations. Beginning June 7, join those animals and the Zoo’s animal outreach team on a backyard journey in an all-new, interactive stage show, “Backyard Adventure,” in the Outdoor Learning Theater.

Outdoor Learning Theater
May 9 to June 6
Daily Noon and 2 p.m. Live Animal Presentation
June 7 to Aug. 24
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Noon and 2 p.m. “Backyard Adventure” Live Animal Stage Show
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Noon, 2 and 3 p.m. “Backyard Adventure” Live Animal Stage Show
Aug. 25 to Oct. 26
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Noon and 2 p.m. “Backyard Adventure” Live Animal Stage Show
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