On Tuesday, Oct. 24, Nashville Zoo animals will be partaking in their own form of trick-or-treating as they enjoy seasonal favorites like cricket-filled pumpkins and Jell-O eyeballs during a special Halloween-themed enrichment day.
Nashville Zoo animals receive daily enrichment to promote natural behaviors and ensure optimal physical and mental health.
Most animals will receive their seasonal treat when they are let out on exhibit for the day, while others will receive it during scheduled keeper talks.
Special Keeper Talks:
9:30 Siamang Keeper Talk & Saltwater fish feeding in the Unseen New World
10:00 Rhino Iguana Keeper talk in Unseen New World & Stork Keeper Talk
10:30 Porcupine Keeper Talk & Stingray feeding in the Unseen New World
11:00 Clouded leopard Keeper Talk
11:30 Ring-Tailed Lemur Keeper Talk & Bird Keeper Talk at Critter Encounter
12:00 Rhino hornbill Keeper Talk
12:30 Keeper Talk at Critter Encounter
1:30 Meerkat Keeper Talk/ Tapir Keeper Talk
2:00 Giraffe Keeper Talk
2:30 Red River Hog Keeper Talk
3:00 Cougar Keeper Talk
3:30 Farm Keeper Talk
Weather permitting, lorikeet keepers will be at Lorikeet Landing 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., tortoise keepers will be at Shell Station 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and kangaroo keepers will be in Kangaroo Kickabout 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. to answer questions.