Posts Tagged ‘Houston Zoo’

Prominent Zoological Leader Lee Ehmke to Head Houston Zoo

Posted by in Zoo News

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Please join us in welcoming our next President and CEO, Lee Ehmke. He will begin this new role on September 8, 2015.   Lee is the current Director/Chief Executive of the Minnesota Zoological Garden and President of the Minnesota Zoo Foundation. There he directs all aspects of the 485-acre zoological park and serves as its primary […]

Houston Zoo Guests are Helping to Save Sharks in the Wild

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

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When visiting the zoo you may see our sharks, rays and sea turtles. The ocean is close to Houston’s heart with the Gulf of Mexico just down the road and keeping the ocean healthy is a high priority to the Houston Zoo and sharks do just that.  This misunderstood species works hard to keep a healthy balance […]

New Weekend Parking Option This Spring

Posted by in New Exhibits and Renovations,Travel,Zoo News

During spring break, the Houston Zoo offered additional parking for all its guests and animal enthusiasts. Now the additional parking is offered Saturdays & Sundays through May 31. The lot is located at 7100 William C. Harvin – Entrance 35. Parking is $6 per car, but the shuttle is free and runs continuously from 10 […]

New Houston Zoo Intern Joins us From Kenya!

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

Sabinga, a native Kenyan and employee of Save the Elephants joins the Houston Zoo intern family!

The Houston Zoo is excited to welcome a new intern who comes to us all the way from Kenya, in East Africa. Sabinga is in the United States participating in the Community College Initiative Program (CCIP). The Community College Initiative Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by Northern Virginia Community College […]

Come with us to see wolves in Yellowstone!

Posted by in Mammals,Travel,Zoo News

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The Houston Zoo travels to the Tetons and Yellowstone national Park several times a year and you can join us!  We have biologists from the area guide us on wildlife focused adventures that provide thrilling encounters with bison, wolves and many other animals. All of our food and accommodations once we are in the park […]

Trader Appreciation Day

Posted by in Events,Just for Kids,Naturally Wild Swap Shop,Zoo News

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Five years ago this August, the Naturally Wild Swap Shop made its debut in the McGovern Children’s Zoo.  Over that 5 year time span, the shop has grown by leaps and bounds.  We now have over 4,000 traders and continue to grow. To celebrate this anniversary and to thank all the traders who have made […]

Of Pangolins and Civets in Vietnam

Posted by in Conservation News,Endangered Species,Staff in the Wild,Zoo News

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The Houston Zoo recognizes that strategic partnerships strengthen our ability to save animals in the wild.  We began our partnership with an organization called The Photo Ark in 2010.   It was founded by National Geographic photographer, Joel Sartore.  The goal of the Photo Ark is to photo document and display all of the world’s captive […]

A morning with the Gibbons in Vietnam

Posted by in Conservation News,Endangered Species,Primates,Staff in the Wild,Zoo News

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The Houston Zoo recognizes that strategic partnerships strengthen our ability to save animals in the wild.  We began our partnership with an organization called The Photo Ark in 2010.   It was founded by National Geographic photographer, Joel Sartore.  The goal of the Photo Ark is to photo document and display all of the world’s captive […]

Saving Monkeys in Vietnam

Posted by in Be a Conservation Hero,Conservation News,Global Conservation,Primates,Staff in the Wild,Zoo News

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The Houston Zoo recognizes that strategic partnerships strengthen our ability to save animals in the wild.  We know that it will take armies of nature saving minds to preserve our planet’s biodiversity, which is why we seek to partner with conservation partners that will reach new audiences and connect them to the urgent need for […]

Cleaning up crab traps to save animals in the wild

Posted by in Conservation News,Reptiles,Staff in the Wild,Texas Conservation,Zoo News

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One of the biggest threats to marine animals is being entangled or trapped in garbage.  The Houston Zoo houses many marine animals and is committed to doing everything we can to protect their counter parts in the wild. Houston Zoo staff participates in keeping our upper Texas Coast clean by joining in garbage removal efforts.  Every year we assist […]

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