Stories in the ‘Events’ Category

Eat Pizza. Save Gorillas!

Posted by in Events,Gorillas,Primates,Supporting Your Zoo,Zoo News


We have another fun (and tasty) way for you to help save gorillas! This Thursday, May 21, order Papa John’s online, use promo code GORILLA, and $1 of your purchase will be donated to the Houston Zoo’s gorilla conservation program. This offer is valid only on May 21. Order online at, and don’t forget […]

Binturong Spotlight on Species – Saturday, May 9

Posted by in Animal Care & Enrichment,Events,Zoo News


This piece written by Sydney Fitzpatrick  In the forests of southeast Asia there lives a shy animal that is vitally important to its rainforest ecosystem.  It is known by a name most people have heard of, but few people knew really existed.  Interested yet? That animal is the binturong, also known as a bearcat, a […]

Hey Kids! Celebrate Dia del Nino at the Zoo This Sunday

Posted by in En Español,Events,Just for Kids,Zoo News

Dia del Nino Logo

Many nations throughout the world celebrate Día del Niño, or Children’s Day, to honor and celebrate children who represent the hopes and dreams of every community. This Sunday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., we will be joining in the celebration with games, activities and music just for kids! Visit the booth in the […]

Celebrate Tapirs with Us: Tapir SOS

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


Post by Mary Fields This weekend, April 25th and 26th, the Houston Zoo will be holding a Tapir Spotlight on Species from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Throughout the day we will have fun activities for everyone to play, a photo-op with our “camera trap”, and a chance for you to help enrich our very […]

East Texas Herpetological Society – March 2015 Meeting

Posted by in Community-Based Conservation,Events,Reptiles,Texas Conservation,Zoo News


Join us for the East Texas Herpetological Society’s March 2015 meeting at the Houston Zoo. This event is free and open to the public! Who: Guest Speaker – Tim Cole When: Saturday, March 21, 2015 Where: The Houston Zoo – Brown Education Building 6200 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX 77030 Details: – Refreshments at 7:00 PM – Talk […]

Turtle Tuesday!

Posted by in Aquatic Animals,Be a Conservation Hero,Conservation News,Events,Sea Turtles,Staff in the Wild,Texas Conservation

Giant jellyfish on the Texas Coast!

Yesterday, Houston Zoo staff participated in NOAA’s weekly beach survey, looking for injured or sick sea turtles on Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston Island and all the way to Surfside! This survey can take anywhere from 9-15 hours, but is vital in ensuring that any sea turtles on our local beaches are accounted for, and cared for […]

Happy First Birthday Duncan!

Posted by in Animal Updates,Elephants,Events,Mammals,Zoo News


Written by Andrea Pohlman On February 7th, the Houston Zoo’s elephant care team celebrated Duncan’s 1st birthday! With help from the Zoo’s commissary staff, the elephants were treated to birthday cakes made with soaked grain and frosted in peanut butter. Streamers and a banner were hung in the elephant exhibit, and a wrapped present was […]

2014 TXU Energy Houston Turkey Calling Contest at the Zoo

Posted by in Events,Zoo News


A gaggle of your favorite local news media personalities is headed to the Houston Zoo and we hope you will join them. The annual TXU Energy Houston Turkey Calling Contest returns to the Houston Zoo on Saturday, Nov. 15. Local TV, radio and print personalities will be on hand to flap their elbows and belt out […]

Attend Zoo Boo & Learn How to Help Animals in the Wild!

Posted by in Be a Conservation Hero,Events,Primates,Sea Turtles,Sending Animals Back to the Wild,Staff in the Wild,Zoo News

Visit us at Zoo Boo this year and learn how you are helping the Zoo to save animals in the wild!

Our annual Zoo Boo event is a Houston favorite…costumes, candy, zoo animals, tatzoos, you name it-we have it! But did you know that this event includes incredibly fun activities for kids and families to help save animals in the wild?! Zoe the Zookeeper’s Howlerween Adventure has been part of Zoo Boo for many years now, […]

Thank You for Making Get Out and Play a Success!

Posted by in Events,Zoo News


On Saturday, September 6, we hosted Get Out and Play Presented by Kelsey-Seybold Clinics. This Zoo-wide event challenged families to put down the electronics and enjoy the outdoors through exciting and fun games and activities for children and adults. We wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Kelsey-Seybold Clinics, McDonald’s, and United for sponsoring this fantastic event. Since our lives can […]

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