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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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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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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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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 be […]

Zoo Keeper Mandy trains Houston Zoo elephants Shanti and Baylor

On Saturday, July 19, the Houston Zoo will be celebrating a different kind of Spotlight on the Species.  We will be spotlighting Zookeepers for Zookeeper Appreciation Week! The Naturally Wild Swap Shop will be participating in the day’s festivities too!  Any nature report, journal or project brought in about animal care will receive DOUBLE points. […]

cheetah walk

The Houston Zoo employs more than 150 Zoo keepers who passionately care for the animals at the Zoo. This week, we’re celebrating National Zoo Keeper Week and we’ll be posting daily keeper spotlights right here on the Zoo Blog. From designing enrichment programs and overseeing medical care to cleaning exhibits and implementing positive reinforcement training, […]

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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 […]

Sargassum buildup on the Galveston beaches. Unfortunately, trash often washes in during sargassum events as well as wildlife!

This week was a busy one for sea turtles on our coast-and it’s been this way for pretty much the entire summer! On Monday, Houston Zoo staff assisted NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) with their weekly beach survey. It was a fairly quiet day in the way of turtles on the beach, but we […]

Tess Elephant Houston Zoo

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that one of our Asian elephants, Tess, miscarried two fetuses overnight.  Tess was nearly halfway through her gestation. Regular monitoring by Houston Zoo veterinarians and the Zoo’s elephant care team indicated that Tess’ pregnancy was developing normally.  However, the miscarriage revealed that Tess was carrying two […]

Solaris-Edited

One of our orangutans, 10 year old “Solaris”, recently moved from the Houston Zoo to the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, Virginia. This move took a lot of coordination between our two institutions, as well as cooperation between our Keeper staff and the orangutans. Orangutans have the longest period of dependency on their mother of any […]

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