Animals

Go Batty This Weekend With Pollinator Palooza at the Houston Zoo

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Photo by Stephanie Adams, Houston Zoo
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Don't call them creepy, because bats, lemurs and other pollinators play a valuable role in transporting pollen from one plant to the next. These pollen-toting critters are responsible for as much as a third of the foods we consume, including maple syrup, ice cream, fruit and — for the 21 and up crowd — tequila.

This weekend the Houston Zoo is celebrating these amazing pollinators (bees, butterflies, beetles, birds, bats, lizards, slugs and lemurs) with Pollinator Palooza, presented by Whole Foods Market. Come listen to music, see the ladybug release and participate in pollinator-themed games and activities.

Houston Zoo schedule for Saturday-Sunday, June 24-25, 2017:
  • 10:00 a.m. – Ladybug release at the Butterfly Garden
  • 10:00 a.m. – Pollinator Puppet Show near the Naturally Wild Swap Shop
  • 10:30 a.m. – Meet the Keeper Talk at Bug House
  • 11:00 a.m. – Pollinator Puppet Show near the Naturally Wild Swap Shop
  • 12:00 p.m. – Meet the Keeper Talk at Lemurs in Wortham World of Primates
  • 12:00 p.m. – Pollinator Puppet Show near the Naturally Wild Swap Shop
  • 1:00 p.m. – Meet the Keeper Talk at Bats in Natural Encounters (June 25 only)
  • 1:00 p.m. – Pollinator Puppet Show near the Naturally Wild Swap Shop
  • 1:30 p.m. – Meet the Keeper Talk at Bats in John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo
  • 2:00 p.m. – Meet the Keeper Talk at Bats in Natural Encounters (June 24 only)
  • 3:30 p.m. – Meet the Keeper Talk at Lemurs in Wortham World of Primates