We're teaming up with Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredited facilities across the country to show guests what it would be like if some of the world’s most popular animals became extinct. We'll have several endangered species “vanish” from their exhibits on May 15 and 16 as part of the 10th annual Endangered Species Day. We'll have keeper talks throughout the day at the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyrmaid from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. We'll also be offering a Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramid combo pass on May 15 and 16.
On May 15 & 16 various Moody Gardens animal will be extinct, near extinction or threatened!
*The Penguins at the Aquarium Pyramid and Giant Amazon River Otters at the Visitor Center/Rainforest Pyramid will be “extinct” but guests will be allowed to see the animals after participating in a #SavingSpecies action pledge.
Join us for keeper chats throughout the day to find out why some of our animals vanished and what you can do to help!
*Take #SavingSpecies pledge by the Otter exhibit! Giant River Otter presentations are dependent on the number of pledges we receive.
Visit the Aquarium and Rainforest Pyramid on Endangered Species Day with this Combo Ticket. Learn about endangered animals and attend keeper talks throughout the day.
The vanishing animals are part of a larger, national effort organized by the AZA, of which Moody Gardens is a member. Specifically, the 229-accredited members of the AZA are coming together in a variety of ways to help the public consider what it would be like to not be able to see, learn from, or connect with these incredible animals again. This event is to raise awareness of the efforts to save animals from extinction and to help launch AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction.
For decades, AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums have been leaders in species survival, and are already working to restore more than 30 species to healthy wild populations, including the American bison, the California condor and a variety of aquatic species. Through SAFE, AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums will convene scientists and stakeholders globally to identify the factors threatening species, develop Conservation Action Plans, collect new resources and engage the public.