Stories in the ‘Conservation News’ Category

The Houston Zoo is Protecting African Painted Dogs in the Wild!

Posted by in Carnivores,Community-Based Conservation,Conservation News,Endangered Species,Field Research,Staff in the Wild,Zoo News

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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 […]

Sabinga’s Updates: The Houston Zoo Staff Conservation Fund

Posted by in Community-Based Conservation,Conservation News,Guest Blogger Series,Zoo News

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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 […]

Sabinga’s Updates: Wildlife Protection Efforts Near the Ocean

Posted by in Conservation News,Guest Blogger Series,Sea Turtles,Zoo News

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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 […]

Sharks: They’re Not So Scary

Posted by in Community-Based Conservation,Conservation News

The view from below the water at Shark Ray Alley.  The object in the middle is called a BRUV (Baited Remote Underwater Video).  It attracts the sharks, rays, and fish so they can be viewed at a safe distance and also records the feeding for scientific analysis later.

Sharks, stingrays, whale sharks and anything ocean-related are near and dear to my heart. I’ve had a love for the ocean and water for as long as I can remember, so for me to pick an ocean related conservation project was a no-brainer. When Dr. Rachel Graham with MarAlliance came to the Zoo in May […]

Guest Blogger Carolyn Jess Explains How You Can Help Save Animals in the Wild

Posted by in Be a Conservation Hero,Conservation News,Zoo News

We have invited Carolyn Jess back to help us out as guest blogger in 2014 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 […]

New Houston Zoo Intern Joins us From Kenya!

Posted by in Conservation News,Elephants,Global Conservation,Zoo News

Sabinga, a native Kenyan and employee of Save the Elephants joins the Houston Zoo intern family!

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 College […]

Saving the Blue-billed Curassow

Posted by in Conservation News

Saving the Blue-billed Curassow

Imagine you’ve been transported deep into the humid, tropical forests of northern Colombia, traversing the El Paujil reserve. You scramble down a steep hillside, trying to stay on your feet as you dodge low-hanging branches and push through dense, prickly underbrush. You’ve been searching for what seems like forever, and you’re tired. You sit down […]

Keep an Eye Out For Cold Sea Turtles!

Posted by in Be a Conservation Hero,Conservation News,Endangered Species,Sea Turtles,Texas Conservation

Green sea turtles often wash onto our shores when the temperature drops drastically. Call 1-866-TURTLE-5 to report a sea turtle that you suspect is cold-stunned or injured!

When the temperature changes quickly in our typically hot and humid environment, humans aren’t the only ones who get chilly. Sea turtles often times become “cold stunned” during extreme temperature changes. They are accustomed to warmer water temperatures, and if a cold front comes in quickly and unexpectedly, they don’t have the time to move […]

Working to Save Birds in the Marianas Islands

Posted by in Birds,Conservation News,Staff in the Wild

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The Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands is a chain of about 14 islands in the Pacific around 3,000 miles west of Hawaii. For the better part of a decade, a group of bird professionals from institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) have been doing important work in this beautiful and […]

Give Thanks for Species Rescued from the Brink of Extinction

Posted by in Conservation News,Zoo News

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As American families prepare for the annual ritual of giving thanks, they can add to their list of things to be thankful for a rare victory in the battle against global climate change – more than 30 endangered species brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to America’s accredited zoos and aquariums. With climate […]

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