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AZA Conference Schedule

Welcome AZA Conference Guests!

Below is the schedule for today’s conference at Philadelphia Zoo.

  • Introduction and Welcome on the bus 2:00 p.m.
    — Vik Dewan, President and CEO
    — Rachel Metz, Vice President of Animal Well-Being
    — Dani Hogan, Director of Mission Integration
  • Main Gate Meet-and-Greet with Zoo Senior Leaders and our Alpaca Ambassador
  • Pick up your Welcome Gift at the Main Gate (a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated during your visit!)
  • Langur Release at Rare Animal Conservation Center 2:20 p.m.
  • Goat Banner Release at KidZooU Entrance 2:30 p.m.
  • Giant Tortoise Meet-and-Greet 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Animal Hospital Open House 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Commissary Open House 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Big Cat Falls — Release into Big Cat Crossing 3:00 p.m.
  • Big Cat Falls — Feeding Pole 3:15 to 3:30 p.m.
  • McNeil Avian Center — Behind the Scenes 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Giraffe Feeding 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Habitat Hollow with education programs overview (including UNLESS Contest discussion) 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Our farewell and thank you with goody bags at the bus 4:30 p.m.