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We’re organizing a beach clean-up day and need your help! Come volunteer with us as we work to make Galveston beaches a little cleaner.   When: Saturday, August, 23, 2014   8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Where: We will be meeting across the street from “The Spot” restaurant near the Pleasure Pier (3204 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550) Clean […]

Asian elephants at the Houston Zoo

Post by Lauren St. Pierre Calling all elephant enthusiasts! Did you know elephant population numbers are rapidly declining in the wild? Do you know there are ways YOU can help protect these magnificent animals in the wild? You can start by joining the more than one hundred Zoos and thousands of individuals across the country […]

The Naturally Wild Swap Shop

The count down is on – Trader Appreciation Day is almost here! On Saturday, August 16, 2014, from 9AM to 3PM we will be celebrating the Naturally Wild Swap Shop’s five year anniversary by honoring all the traders that have made it such a success. Anyone trading during the event will receive 100 extra points.   […]

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We’re all smiles and happy to announce the birth of another Masai giraffe! Neema delivered the healthy female calf shortly after 7 a.m. on Sunday at the McGovern Giraffe Habitat at The African Forest following a 14-month pregnancy. “After a very short labor, Neema delivered her baby girl at 7:20 a.m. Sunday, August 3,” said Houston […]

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It all started because of a problem, as many things do. As a Zoo, we work hard to protect animals in the wild every day, and we have lots of ways we inform our guests about what is happening out there and how they can help. This information has always been accessible to adults, but […]

The Naturally Wild Swap Shop

Five years ago this August, the Naturally Wild Swap Shop made its debut in the McGovern Children’s Zoo.  Over that 5 year time span, the shop has grown by leaps and bounds.  We now have over 4,000 traders and continue to grow. To celebrate this anniversary and to thank all the traders who have made […]

New baby

There are 91 De Brazza’s Monkeys at 31 zoos in the North American Species Survival Plan (SSP) managed population. Of all those, we believe we have one of the cutest individuals, in the form of the baby that was born on the last day of 2013. It has been fascinating to watch this kid’s development […]

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Telling success stories is really not what the media does best. There are many out there but my email box is overwhelmed daily with people sending me wildlife related news content – really bad news related content. In just one day, I received the following  links for me to take a look at. Great apes […]

Meet the naked mole-rat!

What can feel no pain, is impervious to cancer or Alzheimer’s, and can chew through pretty much anything in a single bound? The naked mole-rat! These little creatures aren’t the prettiest to look at, but they are possibly some of the most fascinating—and superhero like—animals around. When a naked mole-rat begins life, he pretty much looks […]

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From July 20-26, zoos all over the U.S. are celebrating National Zoo Keeper Week. Here at the Houston Zoo, we are honored and privileged to have such amazing professionals on our team. We got a chance to sit down with a few of our keepers and get the inside scoop on what it’s like to […]

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