There are so many ways to be a conservation hero, not only at home but at the Zoo too!

We have so many events the weekend of September 21st and 22nd where you can Be a Conservation Hero! Not only can you join us at our Elephant Open House on 9/21 to save elephants in the wild, or visit the Rhino Spotlight on Species on 9/21 and 9/22 and donate a new or gently used wildlife book to educate kids in Zimbabwe living next to rhinos, but you can MEET MARVEL characters Spider-Man and Iron Man! These MARVEL characters will make appearances at the Zoo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 21 and 22, greeting guests and posing for photos – so be sure to bring your camera!

Be a Conservation Hero! Join us the weekend of September 21st and 22nd to meet MARVEL characters, visit the Rhino Spotlight on Species and the Elephant Open House to protect animals in the wild!

Be a Conservation Hero! Join us the weekend of September 21st and 22nd to meet MARVEL characters, visit the Rhino Spotlight on Species and the Elephant Open House to protect animals in the wild!

You’ll also enjoy learning about how YOU can Be a Conservation Hero each and every day as you meet and greet the MARVEL characters.

Here are just some of the ways to Be a Hero and Protect Wildlife:

  • Recycle your old phone at the Zoo! Our recycling bin is next to the main exit by the Gift Shop. Recycling your phone means less waste in the landfill and less minerals taken from chimpanzee and gorilla habitat in Africa which is used in phones, laptops, cameras, etc.
  • Be a responsible consumer! Palm oil is a product found in SO many things-from shampoos to soaps and even some of our favorite candy and snacks! The homes of animals like orangutans are being cut down to plant palm oil, so be aware of what you buy and how it can affect wildlife.
  • Reduce your plastic use! Our Texas Gulf Coast animals (like sea turtles, sharks and birds) can become entangled and/or swallow the plastic we leave on the beach and in the water. Use a canvas bag instead of a plastic grocery bag, buy a reusable water bottle instead of a plastic one, and always clean up your trash when you’re at the beach!

We can’t wait to see you at the zoo for this SUPERHERO-sized weekend!

Make sure to check out our blog on the Elephant Open House and the Rhino Spotlight on Species for more information on ways to Be a Conservation Hero!

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