Duty Officer Report Form

The Zoo is OPEN today!

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

Weekend Duty Officer – 4/14/2024Bechtler
Late Animal Manager and Wild LightsMcKinney
Animal ManagerCunningham, Katka
Vet Staff
Veterinarian On-Call  4/12 – 4/18Lipanovich
Computer On-Call Abel (502) 295-5052
Hiserote (402) 750-1557
Weekend Duty Office – 4/20/2024
Golden

Groups and Special Events

 

EventLocationStartEnd
Sensory Friendly SundayZoo Route9:00 a.m.11:30 p.m.
New Summer Teen Volunteer Meet/Greet InterviewDan’s Office10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Kaman’s Art Shoppe MeetingTreetops10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Docent Behind The ScenesGlacier Run10:00 a.m.?
Voice Tribune May Issue Photo StagingZoo Vision1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

FREE

Boma Petting Zoo11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
OPEN
Butterflies n’ BloomsOpening May 2024CLOSED
Lorikeet Landing10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.OPEN
Splash ParkOpen Memorial Day Weekend 2024CLOSED
Wallaroo Walkabout11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.OPEN

ADDITIONAL COST

Camel Feedings1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.OPEN
Camel Rides10:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.OPEN
Carousel 10:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.OPEN
Giraffe Feedings  11:30 a.m. – Noon (Mondays – Fridays)
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Saturdays – Sundays)
(Feeding dependent on giraffe interest & habitat maintenance)
OPEN
Kaman’s ArtOPEN
Lorikeet Feeding10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
(Lorikeets are viewable when the temperature is 50 to 100 degrees) 
OPEN
Ropes Course10:30 a.m. – 5:30 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.FREE

African OutpostAfrica ZoneOPEN (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)*
Kentucky CanteenMain PlazaOPEN (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 MetaZooOPEN (10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)*
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 PostGorillaOPEN (10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)*

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

MetaZoo Discovery CenterThe center is currently closed during construction of an updated immersive space.  CLOSED
ElephantWeather dependent.ON EXHIBIT
Juvenile Gorilla Kindi & FamilyGorillas are on rotation in the sanctuary and outdoor habitat spaces. Outdoor viewing is weather dependent.ON ROTATION
Pygmy HippoWeather dependent
(must be above 45 degrees).
ON EXHIBIT
Komodo DragonRomulus is viewable in the indoor enclosure at the Islands Pavilion.ON EXHIBIT
Aldabra Tortoise Off exhibit for the season.OFF EXHIBIT
Islands MammalsOutdoor viewing areas are weather dependent (must be above 50 degrees).
ON EXHIBIT
Little PenguinsWeather dependent.ON EXHIBIT
CamelsON EXHIBIT
Red PandaSunny D. is currently off exhibit while we prepare his new indoor/outdoor exhibit space.OFF EXHIBIT

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

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  • 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