Duty Officer Report Form

The Zoo is OPEN today!

Enter 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (exit by 6 p.m.)

Weekend Duty Officer – 7/7/2024Kemnitz
Late Animal ManagerCunningham
Animal ManagerKatka, McKinney
Vet Staff
Veterinarian On-Call  6/14 – 7/11Gyimesi
Computer On-Call Abel (502) 295-5052
Hiserote (402) 750-1557
Weekend Duty Officer – 7/13/2024Golden

Groups and Special Events

 

EventLocationStartEnd

FREE

Boma Petting Zoo10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.OPEN
Butterflies n’ Blooms10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.OPEN
Lorikeet Landing10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.OPEN
Splash Park9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.OPEN
Wallaroo Walkabout10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.CLOSED

ADDITIONAL COST

Camel Feedings1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.OPEN
Camel Rides11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.OPEN
Carousel10:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.OPEN
Giraffe Feedings  11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
(Feeding dependent on giraffe interest & habitat maintenance)
OPEN
Kaman’s ArtVisit us at the Main Plaza and the Islands exhibit near the little penguins.
(Hours may vary depending on staffing and attendance.)
OPEN
Lorikeet Feeding10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
(Lorikeets are viewable when the temperature is 50 to 100 degrees) 
OPEN
Ropes Course9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.)
OPEN

These schedules are updated before the Zoo opens at 10 a.m. each morning and are subject to change without notice. Animal viewing is subject to regular Zoo maintenance and the cooperation of weather and animals.

African OutpostAfrica ZoneOPEN (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)*
Kentucky CanteenMain Plaza
OPEN (9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)*
Snack ShackAfrica ZoneOPEN (10:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.)*
Bomassa Soft ServeAfrica ZoneOPEN (10:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.)*
Dippin’ DotsGorillaOPEN (10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)*
Kooka Coolers Australia ZoneOPEN (10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)*
Wild BurgerAustralia ZoneOPEN (11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)*
Lakeside SmokehouseDeck by MetaZooCLOSED*
Dippin’ DotsAustralia ZoneOPEN (10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)*

*Times may vary based on weather, staffing, maintenance, and attendance.

Main Plaza Gift ShopMain PlazaOPEN (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)*
Main Plaza Outdoor Gift ShopMain PlazaOPEN (11:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.)*
Congo Trading PostGorillaCLOSED*

*Times may vary based on weather, staffing, maintenance, and attendance.

Animals

CamelsON EXHIBIT
ElephantWeather dependentON EXHIBIT
GorillasGorillas are on rotation in the sanctuary and outdoor habitat spaces. Outdoor viewing is weather dependent.ON ROTATION
KoalasOur two new koalas, Dharuk and Telowie will be on exhibit starting at 10:30 a.m. on June 11, 2024.  Find out more!ON EXHIBIT
Komodo DragonRomulus is viewable in the OUTDOOR enclosure at the Islands Pavilion.ON EXHIBIT
Penguins, LittleWeather dependent.ON EXHIBIT
Pygmy HippoWeather dependent (must be above 45 degrees).
ON EXHIBT
Red PandaON EXHIBIT
Tortoise, AldabraON EXHIBIT

Animal Buildings

Islands MammalsOutdoor viewing areas are weather dependent (must be above 50 degrees).
ON EXHIBIT
MetaZoo Discovery CenterThe center is currently closed during construction of an updated immersive space.  CLOSED

The animal viewing schedules are updated before the Zoo opens at 10 a.m. each morning and are subject to change without notice. Animal viewing is subject to regular Zoo maintenance and the cooperation of weather and animals.

Duty Officer Report

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Prior to Opening

    • Check in with Front Desk to ensure they are ready for the day
    • Check in with each responsible in charge for each operational area.
  • Walk through the Zoo and Observe

    • Exhibit Areas, including Exhibit glass, graphics, signage, cleanliness
    • Restroom/water fountains - Cleanliness, odors, repair items
    • Pathways - Free of debris and stains, trip hazzards, trash cans correctly placed and lines
    • Trash can - cleanliness
  • Virtual Inspection of Signage, cleanliness, accessibility, stocked

    • Admissions/Ticketing
    • Membership
    • Retail Outlet
    • Food Service Outlets
    • Rides/Attractions/Splash Park
    • Department Notices (Important notifications from departments)
  • Operating During the Day

    • Staff wellness, uniforms, interactions with Guests
    • Guest Satisfaction
    • Restrooms - cleanliness, odors, repair items
    • Pathways - Free of debris and stains, trip hazzards, trash can needing to be emptied
  • Visual Inspection of: (Signage, Cleanliness, Accessibility, Stocked)

    • Admission/Ticketing
    • Membership
    • Retail Outlets
    • Food Service Outlets
    • Rides/Attractions/Splash Park
    • Check in with Front Desk - Any guest issues or problems
  • End of the Day

    • Final check with all department responsible in charge members
    • Follow up with Front Desk on any Guest Issues
    • Leave notes or items for next day MOD