Keeper Chats

Learn more about the unique animals in our zoo straight from their zookeepers!

Where Are the Keeper Chats Located?

Keeper Chats are located in front of the designated exhibit. For example, if it is a Sloth Keeper Chat, head to the sloth exhibit in the Ararat Ridge Zoo to watch it.

Keeper Chat

What Time Are the Keeper Chats?

Keeper Chat times vary by season, so when you arrive, check your daily schedules for times. Keeper Chats last approximately 15 minutes.

What Animals Will I See?

Keeper Chats vary by day, so when you arrive, check your daily schedules to see which animals will be featured.

Can I Touch the Animals?

Keeper Chats typically highlight the larger, more exotic animals in our zoo. If they are wild animals, we do not allow guests to touch them. However, you will be able to see them up close as they participate in training or enrichment activities.

What Types of Keeper Chats Are There?

Aoudad Sheep

It’s a sheep! It’s a goat! It’s amazing! Watch a training session with our mountain-climbing masters.

Camelids

Did you know camels, llamas, and alpacas are related? Learn what created kinds are and meet our camelids!

Kangaroos

Hop, skip, and jump on over to the Kangaroo Walkabout to learn more about the world’s largest marsupials!

Lemurs

Did you know a group of lemurs is called a conspiracy? Learn all about lemurs from their trainer!

Porcupines

Do porcupines shoot their quills? Meet the world’s largest porcupines and watch them play with their zookeepers.

Sloths

Did you know sloths swim faster than they climb? We are “slow” excited to teach you more about sloths!

Tortoise and Friends

Meet our 100 lbs. tortoise and his scaly friends to learn about God’s design in reptiles!

Zebroids

Zebras and zonkeys and zorses, oh my! Learn about our unique hybrids and the meaning of created kinds.

Dates and Times

May 28, 2022

02:15p.m.

May 28, 2022

03:15p.m.

June 1, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 1, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 1, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 2, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 2, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 2, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 3, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 3, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 3, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 4, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 4, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 4, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 6, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 6, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 6, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 7, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 7, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 7, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 8, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 8, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 8, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 9, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 9, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 9, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 10, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 10, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 10, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 11, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 11, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 11, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 13, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 13, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 13, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 14, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 14, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 14, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 15, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 15, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 15, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 16, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 16, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 16, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 17, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 17, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 17, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 18, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 18, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 18, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 20, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 20, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 20, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 21, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 21, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 21, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 22, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 22, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 22, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 23, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 23, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 23, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 24, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 24, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 24, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 25, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 25, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 25, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 27, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 27, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 27, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 28, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 28, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 28, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 29, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 29, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 29, 2022

04:15p.m.

June 30, 2022

12:15p.m.

June 30, 2022

02:15p.m.

June 30, 2022

04:15p.m.