Daily Animal Encounters

Animal Encounters

Cheetah Chase Theater Presented by Madonna Rehabilitation

Watch a cheetah run in this exciting experience! The Cheetah Chase Theater offers guests an up-close opportunity to watch cheetahs do what they do best - run! Learn all about the fastest land animal from zookeepers in this amazing experience only found at a few Zoos nationwide! Cheetah Runs at the Cheetah Chase Theater happen every morning, weather permitting, so make sure to get here early. You won't want to miss this! Cheetah Runs will be canceled due to inclement weather or wet ground conditions. 

Wild Safari TheaterSponsored by Union Bank & Trust

Experience animals closer than ever before at the Wild Safari Theater! The Wild Safari Theater give guests a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet their favorite animals up close and talk with real zookeepers.  With multiple shows daily and many animals rotating through the schedule make sure to stop by during your next visit to the Zoo.  Encounter schedules are subject to change, please see encounter times boards located by the Zoo Map for daily schedules.

Eat that Fish Sponsored by Bryan Health

Hang out with everyone's favorite flightless bird! Eat That Fish is an interactive encounter during penguins feedings. Guests are assigned a penguin to watch and keep track of how many fish that penguins eats during the feeding. If you get the number correct there might even be a prize in store. Check the encounter times boards for Eat That Fish schedules. 

10:30 a.m. Cheetah Run Cheetah Chase Theater
11:00 a.m. Eat That Fish! Penguin Pool
NOON Ambassador Animal Wild Safari Theater
3:00 p.m. Eat That Fish! Penguin Pool

*Animal Encounters are dependent on the weather and may change without notice. Please check the encounter times board located by the Zoo Map for daily schedules.

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