Breakfast With the Animals at the Maryland Zoo

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Breakfast Africa

catch of the day fish (2)When someone mentions that they’ll be down at the watering hole, you don’t generally assume it’s for breakfast. And you don’t generally assume that it’s an actual, literal watering hole. But the folks at the Maryland Zoo are real experts at getting us up close and personal with our fellow animals, and so toward that end they’re inviting you to August’s Breakfast with the Animals—at the zoo’s own African Watering Hole (you know, where the animals get their actual water). Join them early in the morning, before the zoo opens for an exclusive VIP experience dining al fresco face to face with rhinos, ostrich and zebras as they feast on their morning meal themselves. Of course, your menu will be somewhat different than theirs—probably heavier on the French toast and lighter on the shrubbery. But probably that’s best for everyone.

The full breakfast menu is served buffet-style while guests are treated to a special zookeeper chat. After the meal, you’ll get a special tour of the African aviary, be introduced to the antelope yard, and get an exclusive experience with the zoo’s big cats. Breakfasts with the animals are offered periodically throughout the year, but sell out well in advance, which is why we’re giving you plenty of notice for this one. So mark the date—Saturday, August 23rd, and plan for a breakfast like you’ve never experienced.

Breakfast in Africa takes place on Saturday, August 23rd from 8:30am-10am at the Maryland Zoo. For more information, or to book reservations, visit

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