Stories in the ‘Meet the Staff’ Category

The Houston Zoo Helps Howler Monkeys in Belize

Posted by in Mammals,Meet the Staff,Staff in the Wild,Zoo News

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This post was written by primate keeper, Meredith Ross. Belize is home to two species of endangered primates, the Yucatan black howler monkey and the Geoffroy’s spider monkey.  It is illegal to own primates in Belize, but despite that, one of the biggest threats in the wild is the pet trade. That’s where Wildtracks comes in. […]

Keeper Profile: Memory Mays – National Zoo Keeper Week Series

Posted by in Behind the Scenes,Meet the Staff,Zoo News

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From July 20-26, zoos all over the U.S. are celebrating National Zoo Keeper Week. Here at the Houston Zoo, we are honored and privileged to have such amazing professionals on our team. We got a chance to sit down with a few of our keepers and get the inside scoop on what it’s like to […]

Keeper Profile: Kelly Pardy – National Zoo Keeper Week Series

Posted by in Behind the Scenes,Meet the Staff,Zoo News

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From July 20-26, zoos all over the U.S. are celebrating National Zoo Keeper Week. Here at the Houston Zoo, we are honored and privileged to have such amazing professionals on our team. We got a chance to sit down with a few of our keepers and get the inside scoop on what it’s like to […]

Keeper Profile: Jeff Bocek – National Zoo Keeper Week Series

Posted by in Behind the Scenes,Meet the Staff,Zoo News

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From July 20-26, zoos all over the U.S. are celebrating National Zoo Keeper Week. Here at the Houston Zoo, we are honored and privileged to have such amazing professionals on our team. We got a chance to sit down with a few of our keepers and get the inside scoop on what it’s like to […]

Keeper Profile: Lucy Dee Sheppard – National Zoo Keeper Week Series

Posted by in Behind the Scenes,Meet the Staff,Zoo News

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From July 20-26, zoos all over the U.S. are celebrating National Zoo Keeper Week. Here at the Houston Zoo, we are honored and privileged to have such amazing professionals on our team. We got a chance to sit down with a few of our keepers and get the inside scoop on what it’s like to be […]

Zoo Keepers Celebrated During Honorary Week

Posted by in Animal Care & Enrichment,Behind the Scenes,Meet the Staff

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The Houston Zoo employs more than 150 Zoo keepers who passionately care for the animals at the Zoo. This week, we’re celebrating National Zoo Keeper Week and we’ll be posting daily keeper spotlights right here on the Zoo Blog. From designing enrichment programs and overseeing medical care to cleaning exhibits and implementing positive reinforcement training, […]

Keeper Profile: Stephanie Mantilla – National Zoo Keeper Week Series

Posted by in Behind the Scenes,Meet the Staff,Zoo News

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From July 20-26, zoos all over the U.S. are celebrating National Zoo Keeper Week. Here at the Houston Zoo, we are honored and privileged to have such amazing professionals on our team. We got a chance to sit down with a few of our keepers and get the inside scoop on what it’s like to […]

Bear Awareness Day

Posted by in Events,Meet the Staff,Zoo News

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Come and join the Houston Zoo in celebrating our annual Bear Awareness Day on Saturday, March 8 . Also help us in welcoming the newest additions to our collection.  Belle and Willow, 12-month old Black bear cubs, arrived at the Zoo in December of last year.  They were both found orphaned in Maricopa, CA.  Black […]

Save A Turtle Saturday!

Posted by in Meet the Staff,Sea Turtles,Texas Conservation,Texas Tortugas

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Save a Turtle Saturday March 1, 2014 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. On Saturday, March 1,  the  Zoo will host a special event called Save a Turtle Saturday. Guests will be able to learn how the Houston Zoo works to save turtles around the world, and find out how people can make a difference to […]

What’s It Like to Be a Zoo Photographer?

Posted by in Meet the Staff

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Being a Zoo photographer may be a dream job for some, but for Stephanie Adams, the Houston Zoo’s photographer extraordinaire, it wasn’t even on the radar when she grew up. She wanted to be a marine biologist. But math and science wasn’t her strongest suit, so after talking to a friend that worked at a […]

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