Stories in the ‘Gorillas’ Category

Penny the cat discovers Gorillas

Posted by in African Forest,Children's Zoo,Gorillas,Just for Kids,Naturally Wild Swap Shop,Primates,Zoo News

Penny contemplating gorillas

Hello all. Penny the Swap Shop cat here. There is something new going on at the zoo. I didn’t understand what all the fuss was about. I kept hearing about these new animals at the zoo…..gorillas. So, I did some research. It seems the Houston Zoo has added 7 new gorillas. A bachelor group and a […]

Eat Pizza. Save Gorillas!

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

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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 www.papajohns.com, and don’t forget […]

A Day in the Life of a Houston Zoo Gorilla

Posted by in African Forest,Gorillas,Guest Blogger Series,Zoo News

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Written by William Weeks, Ashley Kramer & Meredith Ross I am Ajari, a 14 year old male.  I am the youngest member of the Houston Zoo bachelor group.   I live with 30 year old Chaka, and 23 year old Mike. Yawn……Is it time to wake up already? I want to sleep in more. Oh NO, […]

Gorillas Explore Their Habitat

Posted by in African Forest,Births and Arrivals,Gorillas,Mammals,New Exhibits and Renovations,Primates,Zoo News

Four of the seven western lowland gorillas making their home at the Houston Zoo had access to explore the main habitat yard for the first time today, April 8. The family group spent time closely examining the entire area, from climbing a specially-designed felled cement tree to collecting all the treats the keepers spread throughout. […]

From the Wild: A Close Partnership All the Way From Rwanda

Posted by in Behind the Scenes,Conservation News,Gorillas,Zoo News

CHT Staff, Left to Right: Innocent, Eric, Oliver and Valerie. Photo credit of CHT.

Written by: Valerie Akuredusenge Hi! My name is Valerie Akuredusenge, the Program Director of Conservation Heritage – Turambe, (CHT). I grew up in Gakenke District in the Northern Province of Rwanda. I began my journey in wildlife conservation as a tour guide, leading others through the dense rainforests of central Africa. I facilitated influential conservation experiences […]

From the Wild: Visiting Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

Posted by in Behind the Scenes,Conservation News,Gorillas,Staff in the Wild,Zoo News

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With the arrival of our gorillas and a brand new exhibit opening in May 2015, we are committed to ensuring gorillas are protected in the wild. Houston Zoo staff is currently visiting our gorilla conservation partners in Rwanda to see how we can continue to grow our partnerships to ensure mountain gorillas are protected. The […]

Science Made Simple: How Recycling Phones Helps Animals

Posted by in Be a Conservation Hero,Conservation News,Gorillas,Science Made Simple,Zoo News

My name is Ryan and I love science. Join me as I try to make tough science a little less confusing. Follow along as I research the issues, untangle the mess, and figure out what you really need to know to help animals and the environment.   Today’s Topic: How Recycling Cell Phones Helps Animals Short […]

From the Wild: Working with Like-Minded Organizations to Protect Gorillas

Posted by in Community-Based Conservation,Conservation News,Field Research,Global Conservation,Gorillas,Zoo News

With the arrival of our gorillas and a brand new exhibit opening in May 2015, we are committed to ensuring gorillas are protected in the wild. Houston Zoo staff is currently visiting our gorilla conservation partners in Rwanda to see how we can continue to grow our partnerships to ensure mountain gorillas are protected. The […]

Sneak Peak at Gorillas – We Just Launched A New Gorilla Microsite

Posted by in African Forest,Gorillas,Zoo News

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Web surfers are getting a first look inside the new gorilla habitat at the Houston Zoo with a just-launched microsite on the zoo’s homepage, HoustonZoo.org.  The site opens with a countdown clock marking time until the official grand opening on Memorial Day Weekend and then leads visitors on an area-by-area tour of the exhibit, and […]

Houston Zoo Prepares to Welcome New Gorillas

Posted by in Births and Arrivals,Gorillas,Mammals,Zoo News

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Seven western lowland gorillas will soon arrive in Houston in preparation for the grand opening of the new gorilla habitat at the Houston Zoo, opening Memorial Day weekend.  The intricately designed space will hold two groups of western lowland gorillas who will spend their days alternating between an outdoor habitat filled with lush landscape that […]

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