Animal Encounters Live

Animal Encounters Live

45 Episodes

Meet the animals and their keepers at Ararat Ridge Zoo at the Ark Encounter and the Eden Animal Experience at the Creation Museum as you go behind-the-scenes.

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Animal Encounters Live
  • Zygodactyl? What does it mean?

    Episode 1

    Zygodactyl? What does it mean? Find out today as we discuss Parrots with Bodie Hodge and Senior Zoo Manager, Leanne.

  • Fodder Gun with Goats

    Episode 2

    Fodder fun with goats, goats, and more goats.

  • Most Poisonous Dart Frog in the World

    Episode 3

    Most poisonous dart frog in the world and it’s at the Ark! AND you're going to see it! Also a game for you to see if you can find a camouflaged creature. Behind the scenes at Ararat Ridge Zoo.

  • Whose poo is whose?

    Episode 4

    Whose poo is whose? 😳💩 Another fun challenge as we discuss vet care at the Ark Encounter.

  • Did We Pick Your Animal Enrichment?

    Episode 5

    Did we pick yours? See how the animals at the Creation Museum react to the enrichments you suggested!

  • Watch Ella the Donkey Pull Her Cart

    Episode 6

    Watch Ella the donkey pull a cart around the Creation Museum gardens. What mystery animal is Ella pulling around?

  • Lizards on Leashes

    Episode 7

    See lizards on leashes and learn about lizard kinds!

  • Looking for the Dinosaurs at the Creation Museum

    Episode 8

    Can you guess how many life size dinosaurs there are in the Creation Museum? Ken Ham and Buddy Davis give you a fun tour as they go looking for the dinosaurs.

  • Animal Encounters of a Different Kind: Inside the Ark

    Episode 9

    Our zoo keeper explains fascinating details behind the animal kinds in the Ark Encounter exhibits.

  • How Noah and His Family Could Have Cared for the Animals

    Episode 10

    A unique look at how animals could have been taken care of by Noah and his family. Part 2 of Animal Encounters of a Different Kind.

  • Spooky animals at the Ark Encounter?!

    Episode 11

    Find out why you don’t need to be scared of these animals and how God uniquely designed them.

  • Pansies for dinner?

    Episode 12

    Sad but fun at the same time. Find out why. And see the beautiful flowers in our greenhouses that will be planted into the Ark gardens very soon.

  • Can You Say Coatis?

    Episode 13

    What sound do coati make? What do they eat? Zookeeper Leanne introduces you to another amazing creature we care for at the Creation Museum.

    Photo by Giovanna Gomes on Unsplash
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  • Meet Suza - one of our K9 dogs

    Episode 14

    Selected, trained and certified as one of our elite K9 dogs, Suza protects the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum. Let's see what she and Adam can do!

  • African Animals

    Episode 15

    What African animal is pink and yellow? Learn about three African animals we care for in our zoo here at the Creation Museum.

  • World Lizard Day!

    Episode 16

    A live encounter with amazing creatures! August 14th is World Lizard Day.

  • World Goat Day 2020

    Episode 17

    Which animals are smarter: goats or dogs?

    Meet some of the goats that live in Ararat Ridge Zoo. One of our trainers, George, demonstrates some of the tricks our goats have learned. You can meet these goats when you come to the Ark Encounter.

  • Hello Salem and Shiloh!

    Episode 18

    Ken meets two African Crowned Cranes, newly arrived at our Ararat Ridge Zoo. See them for yourself when you visit the Ark Encounter.

  • Five New Creatures

    Episode 19

    Leanne and Karina introduce Ken to five creatures newly arrived at the Ark Encounter: millipedes, Russian tortoise, king snake, pastel python and Taiwan beauty snake

  • Lemur Welcome Party!

    Episode 20

    Ken and Leanne celebrate World Lemur Day from the Ararat Ridge Zoo at the Ark Encounter. Eight ringtail lemurs have just arrived. Watch our welcome party!

    Which kings from the Old Testament are these eight lemurs named after?

  • Feeding & Nutrition

    Episode 21

    Learn how to make a porcupine salad and all sorts of other meals!

    Sarah Jo takes Ken behind the scenes to learn about nutrition and feeding.

    Our team at the Ararat Ridge Zoo cares for the amazing creatures you can meet when you visit the Ark Encounter.