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 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.