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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 a few 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!

March 27th

March 26th

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.