Zookeepers are giving daily talks and demonstrations at the zoo through July 28, telling visitors about their work with polar bears, tapirs, gibbons, sea lions, tigers, tree kangaroos, crocodiles and eagles.
The national event is held on the third week of July each year and was created by the American Association of Zoo Keepers to recognize the role zookeepers play in conserving wildlife.
"Zookeepers serve as animal care experts, frontline educators and conservationists," Shane Good, president of the American Association of Zoo Keepers, said in a press release. "We are proud to have zookeepers recognized for the important work they do on behalf of wildlife and conservation."
Upcoming events include a talk focusing on crocodiles at 2 p.m. July 26 and one on tigers at 2 p.m. July 27. A complete list is available on the zoo’s website.