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 in our animal saving efforts.

Just recently, a Houston Zoo volunteer found an unfortunate advertisement to purchase a product made from an exotic animal right here in Houston. Although these opportunities do exist in the United States, we feel strongly that buying items made from exotic animals can hurt wildlife populations. You can help us in securing a future for animals in the wild by always saying no to products made from exotic animals, and telling your family and friends to do the same!

One animal that is heavily impacted by this trade is the rhino. Just this past weekend, we celebrated World Rhino Day at the Houston Zoo to raise awareness of this issue. Unfortunately, rhinos in Africa are in big trouble due to people poaching them for their horns. This is just one type of illegal trade that is severely impacting wildlife populations. Other animals that are impacted include elephants, tigers, pangolins and bears-and these animals need our help!

Help save rhinos and other animals in the wild by always saying no to exotic animal products!

Help save rhinos and other animals in the wild by always saying no to products made from exotic animals!

Join us in saving animals in the wild by always saying no to products made from exotic animals, and help us increase our reach by telling your coworkers, friends and family to do the same! And remember, every time you visit the Houston Zoo you help to save animals in the wild!

One Response to “YOU Can Help Animals in the Wild-Say No To Products Made From Exotic Animals!”

  1. Carolyn Jess says:

    Thank you for this blog! Many people don’t know much about how these products are taken from the animals. We all have to help our exotic animals have a chance to survive. 🙂

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