Black-tailed prairie dogs

Fran Mandeville


Franklin Park Zoo

Saturday, November 17, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Did you know prairie dogs have unique “barks” to warn their colony of predators, or that ring-tailed lemurs keep their tails raised like flags to keep group members together when traveling? Whether it’s finding food, protecting one another, or simply used as a form of housing, animals' unique family dynamics can help them survive and thrive!

Discover more about these special relationships as we celebrate Friendsgiving at the Zoo! Watch as animals receive festive enrichment, and learn more about these unique bonds at the education station. We'll also have scheduled zookeeper chats and a fun craft to take home.

Schedule of Activities

  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Education Station, Tropical Forest
  • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Arts & Crafts, Tropical Forest
  • 10:15 a.m. – Gorilla zookeeper chat
  • 11:00 a.m. – Bird's World zookeeper chat 
  • 11:30 a.m. – Lemur zookeeper chat
  • 1:00 p.m. – Prairie dog zookeeper chat
  • 1:30 p.m. – Lion zookeeper chat
  • 2:00 p.m. – Gorilla zookeeper chat
  • 2:30 p.m. – Kangaroo zookeeper chat
  • 3:00 p.m. – Franklin Farm zookeeper chat