KEEPER CHATS AND ACTIVITIES
While the zoo is closed, keep in touch with Henry Vilas Zoo’s keepers and animals with Virtual Zookeeper Chats. Chats are live on Facebook several days a week at 2pm, and will be posted here afterwards along with related activities you can do at home.
Join us for some virtual fun!
May 20th – Aardvark
May 6th – Lemurs
April 29th – Otters
April 27th – Polar Bear
April 24th – Bactrian Camel
April 22nd – Capybara (Earth Day)
April 20th – African Lions
April 15th – Rhinoceros Iguana
April 13th – Skunks
April 10th – Macaws
Check out more fun resources and activities from the Rainforest Alliance.
April 8th – White Handed Gibbons
April 6th – Mystery Animal (Kaiser’s Mountain Newt)
April 3rd – Grizzly Bears
April 1st Mystery Mammal!
March 30th Live Stream – See where our seafood gets delivered and watch our seals get fed!
March 27th Live Stream – Keeper Wesley introduces you to Hagrid, our tawny frogmouth!
March 26th Live Stream – Keepers Katie and Beth show you what it’s like to go behind the scenes with our newest big cat – tiger Kuza!
March 23rd Live Stream – Join zookeeper Tara to learn about Tai and Terrei, our red pandas!
March 20th Live Stream – Zookeeper Emily introduces you to our newest Aviary residents, the curassows!
At Home Activity – Bug Hunt!
Curassows love to dig and search for insects to eat. Go to your backyard or a neighborhood park, and turn over logs and leaves. Can you find any insects underneath?
March 19th Live Stream – Join our zookeeper, Taylor, and our animal curator, Beth, as they introduce us to the newest member of the Henry Vilas Zoo family, Wilma the bison!
March 18th Live Stream – Get an update on our African penguin chicks and learn more about these endangered animals!
At Home Activity – Build a penguin fort!
African penguins nest in burrows. Get some blankets and cushions and build your own penguin burrow.