Stories in the ‘Conservation News’ Category

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

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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

fruit dove

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


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 […]

Zoe the Zookeeper’s Adventure

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

Sea turtle

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 […]

There’s More in That Chocolate Than You Think

Posted by in Conservation News,Endangered Species,Global Conservation,Zoo News


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 […]

Pictures Are Worth More Than Just Words

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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 […]

YOU Can Help Animals in the Wild-Say No To Products Made From Exotic Animals!

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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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