Giant Armadillo

Contributors: Arnaud Desbiez, Giant Armadillo Project; Renee Bumpus, Houston Zoo When you visit the Houston Zoo, you may be lucky enough to see our 3-banded armadillos out and around with our zookeepers.  We love our armadillos and are committed to helping their species in the wild. The Houston Zoo values its ability to be a […]

Chimpanzee painting

Do you want to win a painting done by the gorillas (arriving soon!), chimpanzees and mandrills at the Houston Zoo and  help save these species in the wild? If you answered yes, then the Action for Apes Challenge is for you! The Action for Apes Challenge is a competition between Houston area schools, organizations, and businesses […]

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The Houston Zoo loves its African Painted dogs and is committed to doing whatever we can to save them in the wild!  We partner with organizations that work tirelessly to ensure the protection of painted dogs in Africa and we strive to enhance their incredible work by providing many forms of support. Next week we will be […]

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The Houston Zoo is excited to welcome a new intern who comes to us all the way from Kenya, in East Africa. Sabinga is in the United States participating in the Community College Initiative Program (CCIP). The Community College Initiative Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by Northern Virginia Community […]

Annie-Weight

Zoos all over the world now regularly weigh animals under their care. How does one weigh a huge orangutan or a tiny tamarin? Well, training your critter to sit on a scale is the first part, and patience is the second part. Oh, and a nice treat as a reward is the last (and best part) as […]

baby-okapi

Attendance at the Houston Zoo exceeded the previous year’s attendance mark by nearly 10 percent in 2014 with 2.38 million guests. In 2013, the destination welcomed 2.16 million guests. Additionally, in its third year, the growingly popular TXU Energy presents Zoo Lights ushered in a record-breaking 298,554 visitors. That broke the previous record of 213,703 […]

Baby Okapi No 2014

2014 was an incredible year of growth here at the Houston Zoo. We welcomed many adorable babies such as our okapi calf, Miraq.   Along with our new babies, many animals rely on specialized diets that we work hard to provide. Our Gift of Grub campaign, which supports the care and feeding of our more […]

Sabinga-Profile-Resize

The Houston Zoo is excited to welcome a new intern who comes to us all the way from Kenya, in East Africa. Sabinga is in the United States participating in the Community College Initiative Program (CCIP). The Community College Initiative Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by Northern Virginia Community […]

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We have invited Carolyn Jess back to help us out as guest blogger in 2015 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. Carolyn was awarded the Alban Heiser Conservation Award in 2014, presented to her by Jack […]

Skunk Works Out in Giant Wheel, Gets Fit

Lily the skunk was getting a bit round in the middle, and one of our amazing Houston Zoo volunteers came up with an ingenious solution – a giant wheel for her to jog in! Check out her workout: When Lily was about a year old, keeper Stephanie Turner noted she had begun to put on […]

Sabinga-Profile-Resize

The Houston Zoo is excited to welcome a new intern who comes to us all the way from Kenya, in East Africa. Sabinga is in the United States participating in the Community College Initiative Program (CCIP). The Community College Initiative Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by Northern Virginia Community […]

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