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Did you know that dwarf chameleons have a very unique way to deter predators and rival chameleons? They vibrate like a cell phone! At the Houston Zoo, guests can see a pair of male and female Cameroon stumptail chameleons inside the Reptile and Amphibian House. The pair came to the Zoo under tragic circumstances just […]

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This post is written by Houston Zoo Aquarist Amy Trang. If you have ever visited Kipp Aquarium here at the Houston Zoo, you may know we have a sea turtle in one of our main exhibits. But what you might not know is these sea turtles are being rehabilitated and will be released back into […]

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Halloween is right around the corner, which means lots of candies and chocolates for me to eat trick-or-treaters. You’re probably familiar with the idea that some ingredients in our food might not be healthy for humans. But what if some ingredients pose a danger to animals? Palm Oil – Oil Palm…What? I’m going to give you […]

We have invited Carolyn Jess back to help us out as guest blogger in 2013 with a focus on native wildlife. Jess is a 13 year old student who has agreed to be our special guest blogger about wildlife conservation. We first met Carolyn in October 2011 when she came out to the Zoo to […]

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Houston Zoo keepers are very passionate about conservation efforts concerning a variety of animals! One of the awesome aspects of working at the zoo is the opportunity to assist with rehabilitation and release efforts for some of these animal species. During the month of October, guests can learn about four of the rehabilitation and release […]

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Joel Sartore is no stranger to the Houston Zoo. We’ve been fortunate enough to host Joel multiple times as he works on his Photo Ark, photographing animals to document biodiversity. We’ve even traveled alongside Joel to Vietnam, visiting a variety of rehabilitation and rescue centers to take photos of some of the rarest species in captivity. Along […]

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There are many living things within the boundaries of the Houston Zoo. Can you guess what the oldest living thing here is? The first thing a lot of people think of is perhaps a parrot, or a tortoise. There are days that the zookeepers work so hard they may feel like they are the oldest […]

TXU Energy Presents Chill Out

What makes the Houston Zoo such a cherished place to learn and play? The devotion of staff and volunteers and a family of 6,000 animal ambassadors are critical to a quality experience for our guests. But as a non-profit, our success begins with the exceptional philanthropic support of the Houston community, including corporate partners like […]

Help save rhinos and other animals in the wild by always saying no to exotic animal products!

At the Houston Zoo, we are proud to exhibit some of the world’s most amazing animals! In addition to providing excellent care for our animals at the zoo, we are committed to saving animals in the wild.  We depend heavily on our staff, volunteers, Board members and YOU (our guests and supporters) to help us […]

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On Saturday, September 6, we hosted Get Out and Play Presented by Kelsey-Seybold Clinics. This Zoo-wide event challenged families to put down the electronics and enjoy the outdoors through exciting and fun games and activities for children and adults. We wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Kelsey-Seybold Clinics, McDonald’s, and United for sponsoring this fantastic event. Since our lives can […]

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