Ever wonder what it's like to feed a hungry lion, clean the foot pad of an 8,000-pound elephant or move an 18-foot python? Well, now's your chance to ask the people who know: the animal care staff at Utah's Hogle Zoo.

With the new "Meet-A-Keeper" program, zoo visitors will be able to ask even the most puzzling questions about the care of the Earth's most exotic creatures.The program is free and will be conducted in various locations throughout the zoo at noon and 2 p.m. daily. Schedules of the locations will be posted at the entrance gates and at the American Express Information Kiosk in the center of the zoo.

Zoo guests can also catch the United Airlines "World of Flight" Bird Show, a free-flying bird program featuring more than 20 bird species. Presentations in May will be Wednesday through Friday at 11 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Show days and times will be extended during the summer months. The program is free to zoo visitors.