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Keeper Talks

Daily keeper talks at the Zoo

Elephant keeper talk: 10:30am daily at the double-decker Elephant viewing station. Gather with our elephant keepers and learn insightful information about each of our African elephants at the Montgomery Zoo.  Our herd consists of three female elephants; Star, Tina, and Makena. This is a fun and informative talk, plus it allows guests the opportunity to ask our keepers questions about the animals; as well as, what it is like being a zookeeper.   

Lion training and keeper talk: 1pm daily at the Lion exhibit (adjacent to the Black Bear habitat). Join our lion keepers as they cycle through a series of training exercises with our two male African lions, Buddy and Dash. These training sessions are extremely important for both the keeper and the lions. Both the keepers and lions benefit by these daily exercises helping the keepers to more easily care for and handle the lions, plus the sessions exercises the lions both physically and mentally.   


Earth Day Safari keeper talks

In observation of Earth Day at the Montgomery Zoo, thousands of elementary-aged students visit the Zoo to learn about animal conservation, wildlife preservation and recycling. During this two-day event, Earth Day Safari attendees will visit various discovery stations located throughout the Zoo learning about the different animals in the five continental realms here at the Zoo.


Also as part of this event, students will visit with various Zookeepers. These Keeper Talks give students an opportunity to hear directly from the people that care for the animals on a daily basis. The students not only learn about the different animals in a general fashion, but they also learn about the specific traits and characteristics of animals here at the Zoo. They learn their names, ages, intelligence level, about their personalities, favorite foods, likes and dislikes, and what things make them unique. Students also have an opportunity to have a question and answer session with the Keepers.

These sessions truly give our guests a genuine insight on the animals that call the Montgomery Zoo home.