Stories in the ‘Feeding Our Animals’ Category

What is Browse and Why Do Our Primates Like it?

Posted by in Blog,Feeding Our Animals,Primates,Zoo News

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What is browse? Is it looking at a magazine while you’re at the doctor’s office? Or trying to find something on the internet? Well, no, when we talk about browse in the zoo we’re talking about plants and vegetation.  The definition of browse at the zoo is: fresh plants that are given to an animal […]

A Million Thanks to TXU Energy

Posted by in Feeding Our Animals,Supporting Your Zoo,Zoo News

TXU Energy Presents Chill Out

What makes the Houston Zoo such a cherished place to learn and play? The devotion of staff and volunteers and a family of 6,000 animal ambassadors are critical to a quality experience for our guests. But as a non-profit, our success begins with the exceptional philanthropic support of the Houston community, including corporate partners like […]

Give the Gift of Grub to Banded Mongooses!

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Porcupine Training

Often when people come across an animal that is working with a trainer here at the Houston Zoo, they see how much fun everyone is having. And it’s true – it is a lot of fun! Guests enjoy watching the keepers interact with the animals and the keepers love training – it’s one of the […]

Look Who is Trading in The Naturally Wild Swap Shop

Posted by in African Forest,Feeding Our Animals,Giraffes,Just for Kids,Naturally Wild Swap Shop

Meet Hailey Wolfe, self proclaimed Naturalist and Budding Zoologist.  Hailey recently brought in an excellent nature journal to trade titled “The Pros and Cons of Being a Giraffe”. Hailey is quite the gifted writer and created a journal that reads like a storyteller’s tale.  She begins with a description of feeding the giraffes here at the […]

New at the Zoo: Giant Elephant Shrews

Posted by in Animal Updates,Feeding Our Animals,Mammals,Natural Encounters,Zoo News

The next time you are in the Natural Encounters building, look closely near the ground in the Rainforest exhibit. The two little mammalian vacuum cleaners you’ll see there are recent additions to the Zoo, our Giant Elephant Shrews. “Phoenix” and “Karma” are young brothers, arriving from the Denver Zoo where they were born last year. […]

12 Days of Grub: Day 12 – Twelve Flamingos Flocking

Posted by in Animal Care & Enrichment,Birds,Feeding Our Animals,Supporting Your Zoo

On the Twelfth Day of Grub, your zoo gift will help to feed…Twelve Flamingos Flocking, Eleven Meerkats Mobbing, Ten Chimps a Chasing, Nine Fruit Bats Flying, Eight Giraffes a Galloping, Seven Snakes a Slithering, Six Mole-rats Mining, Five Golden Frogs, Four Calling Birds, Three Wild Dogs, Two Grizzly Bears, and Darwin the Cassowary! CLICK HERE […]

12 Days of Grub: Day 11 – Eleven Meerkats Mobbing

Posted by in Animal Care & Enrichment,Feeding Our Animals,Natural Encounters,Supporting Your Zoo

On the Eleventh Day of Grub, your zoo gift will help to feed…Eleven Meerkats Mobbing, Ten Chimps a Chasing, Nine Fruit Bats Flying, Eight Giraffes a Galloping, Seven Snakes a Slithering, Six Mole-rats Mining, Five Golden Frogs, Four Calling Birds, Three Wild Dogs, Two Grizzly Bears, and Darwin the Cassowary! CLICK HERE to read them […]

12 Days of Grub: Day 10 – Ten Chimps a Chasing

Posted by in African Forest,Chimpanzees,Feeding Our Animals,Supporting Your Zoo

On the Tenth Day of Grub, your zoo gift will help to feed…Ten Chimps a Chasing, Nine Fruit Bats Flying, Eight Giraffes a Galloping, Seven Snakes a Slithering, Six Mole-rats Mining, Five Golden Frogs, Four Calling Birds, Three Wild Dogs, Two Grizzly Bears, and Darwin the Cassowary! CLICK HERE to read them all! For most […]

12 Days of Grub: Day 9 – Nine Fruit Bats Flying

Posted by in Animal Care & Enrichment,Feeding Our Animals,Supporting Your Zoo

On the Ninth Day of Grub, your zoo gift will help to feed…Nine Fruit Bats Flying, Eight Giraffes a Galloping, Seven Snakes a Slithering, Six Mole-rats Mining, Five Golden Frogs, Four Calling Birds, Three Wild Dogs, Two Grizzly Bears, and Darwin the Cassowary! CLICK HERE to read them all! At the Houston Zoo, Straw-colored fruit […]

12 Days of Grub: Day 8 – Eight Giraffes a Galloping

Posted by in Animal Care & Enrichment,Feeding Our Animals,Giraffes,Supporting Your Zoo

On the Eighth Day of Grub, your zoo gift will help to feed…Eight Giraffes a Galloping, Seven Snakes a Slithering, Six Mole-rats Mining, Five Golden Frogs, Four Calling Birds, Three Wild Dogs, Two Grizzly Bears, and Darwin the Cassowary! CLICK HERE to read them all! What is the best thing to do after your afternoon […]

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