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?

Beginning March 16 through Oct. 29, Fort Worth Zoo interpretive specialists and zookeepers will share amazing facts and stats about your favorite Zoo animals all throughout the park!

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. Cheetah African Savannah
12:30 p.m. Komodo dragon Museum of Living Art (MOLA)
1 p.m. Asian elephant Asian Falls
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)
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. Cheetah African Savannah
12:30 p.m. Komodo dragon Museum of Living Art (MOLA)
1 p.m. Asian elephant Asian Falls
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)
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 animal presentations happening until Oct. 25 in the Outdoor Learning Theater.

Outdoor Learning Theater
Aug. 23 to Oct. 21
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Noon and 2 p.m. Animal Outreach Presentations
Oct. 23, 24 and 25
Boo at the Zoo Noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Animal Outreach Presentations
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