Socially Distant Animal Encounters - The Houston Zoo
*NEW* Night at the Zoo ExperienceThursdays from 8:00-8:45 pm *NEW* Alligator ExperienceThursdays from 1:00-1:45 p.m. *NEW* Sloth EncounterTuesdays from 1:00-1:45 p.m. *NEW* Giant River Otter EncounterFridays from 10:00-10:45 a.m. *NEW* Orangutan Encounter Tuesdays from 11:00-11:45 a.m.; Gorilla EncounterFridays from 10:45-11:30 a.m.; Cheetah WalkWednesdays from 8:15-9:00 a.m.
Actived: Thursday Jan 1, 1970
Membership - The Houston Zoo
Posted: (52 years ago) Making a Member Reservation. Member reservations through May 31 are available through our Member Portal. To make a member reservation, visit the Member Portal and click on “Select A Visit Date,” which is located underneath your digital membership card.
We're Ready to Welcome You Back to the Zoo! - Houston Zoo
Posted: (52 years ago) Ticket Information. There is more to explore at the Zoo! Take a ride on the Wildlife Carousel, explore the extended Wortham World of Primates and bears pathways, and cool off in one of our indoor, air-conditioned buildings –including Natural Encounters, Reptile & Amphibian House, Bug House, and the Gorilla Arrival Building.. You’ll also be able to enjoy the Giraffe Feeding Platform and see ...
Adopt an Animal - The Houston Zoo
Posted: (52 years ago) Support Your Zoo Adopt an Animal. Become a proud conservationist of a Houston Zoo animal today! By adopting an animal, you not only help the care and feeding of that animal, but also support education and conservation programs at the Houston Zoo.
Guest Services and Rules - The Houston Zoo
Posted: (52 years ago) Can I bring my dog or other pet to the Zoo? As much as we love animals, pets are not allowed at the Zoo. Can I bring my service animal? Service animals are welcome on Zoo grounds under the care of their owner. The Houston Zoo asks that all guests with service animals check in with our Guest Services office (at the main entrance to the right of ...
Prices and Discounts - The Houston Zoo
Posted: (52 years ago) Save with CityPASS. Sightseeing in Houston? CityPASS saves 47% on admission to Houston Zoo, plus 4 more top attractions: Space Center Houston, Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Downtown Aquarium, and a choice between Children’s Museum of Houston OR a …
Careers - The Houston Zoo
Posted: (52 years ago) The Houston Zoo connects communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife. We take pride in supporting efforts that save wildlife from extinction by working to implement comprehensive conservation strategies and developing partnerships to increase knowledge and support in communities.
Gorilla - The Houston Zoo
Posted: (52 years ago) How We Help Them. The Zoo provides support for Rwandan children to plant native plants around areas where gorillas live. The Zoo provides support for Rwandan students to participate in weekly programs that increased their understanding of wildlife and gorillas and how wildlife can benefit the local community.
Carnivore Training – Animal School - The Houston Zoo
Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 21, 2017 · The carnivore department uses positive reinforcement based training. For anyone who has a pet cat at home, you are well aware that if your cat doesn’t want to do something you ask, they won’t, and there isn’t much you can do about it. The same can …
New Pair of Clouded Leopards Born at the Zoo! - Houston Zoo
Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 13, 2019 · Named for its spotted coat, the clouded leopard and its habitat has remained a mystery. They live in an area ranging from the foothills of the Himalayas down the islands of Sumatra and Borneo in Southeast Asia. They are under pressure from habitat loss, poaching for their attractive coats and even the pet trade in several countries throughout Asia.
Ring-tailed Lemur - The Houston Zoo
Posted: (52 years ago) May 12, 2020 · Ring-tailed lemurs live in social groups and spend nearly half their time on the ground, the other in trees. All lemurs are found in the wild only on the island of Madagascar, where they are threatened by habitat loss, hunting and the pet trade.
Meet Agnieszka Podraza - The Houston Zoo
Posted: (52 years ago) Jul 23, 2020 · Last year I traveled to Kenya to volunteer with the Colobus Conservation. This is an organization which helps wild African primates. Some of them are sick, injured or rescued from the pet trade and need to be reintroduced back into the wild. The area I stayed at tends to see many monkeys that are struck by cars or electrocuted by power lines.
Meet Alicia Wedel - The Houston Zoo
Posted: (52 years ago) Jul 20, 2020 · My dog Marvin enjoys walking every day and like many other pet owners he feels like we can’t walk enough. I hike with him on trails over an hour a day and even longer on my weekends. I also have a female dog named Brooklynn who is very much a diva and a fish named Blanch.
Sea Turtle Rescues in Christmas Bay, Part 2 - The Houston Zoo
Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 17, 2018 · While his wife dedicates her time to pet rescue efforts, Justin says there’s nothing he would rather do with his time than rescue sea turtles and make sure they are able to return safely back into the wild. If temperatures drop quickly in our area, please be on the lookout for cold-stunned turtles in the bay. If you find one, please report it ...
Good News: Texas Schools are Helping us Save Lions in the ...
Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 30, 2020 · They are active in the early morning and later in the day but just like your pet domestic cats, cats will be cats no matter the size and lions spend a good portion of their day resting. In Africa, wild lions also sleep, a lot, and, they need a lot of care. The Houston Zoo works with a number of people protecting wild lions in the countries of ...
Saving Endangered Primates: How YOU are Helping the Cotton ...
Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 15, 2018 · Because they need our help. Cotton-top tamarins are one of the most endangered primates in the world due to deforestation and the pet trade. Luckily, our partners at Proyecto Tití in Colombia are working hard to make sure that this unique species can thrive in the wild for years to come. Proyecto Tití is committed to working with local ...
SMG’s Borneo Travel Log, Tuesday - The Houston Zoo
Posted: (52 years ago) Dec 06, 2017 · The researchers inserted a microchip (similar to how you’d microchip your pet), took a tissue sample, and affixed a satellite tracker. After about an hour on land, the group of muddy researchers and field assistants released the massive crocodile back into the river.
April’s Featured Members: The Avila Family - The Houston Zoo
Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 03, 2019 · Although, we are not looking forward to when he wants his favorite bird a Victoria Crowned Pigeon for a pet. We think we can explain that a giraffe is too big for the backyard, but the pigeon will be a different battle. In addition, thanks to the staff and volunteers, you are awesome and your patience, knowledge, and helpfulness is appreciated! ...
The Year of the Monkey is Here! - The Houston Zoo
Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 20, 2016 · There are over 260 species of monkey, many of which are on the endangered species list because humans are cutting down their forests, eating them for bushmeat and taking them for the pet trade. As this list threatens to get larger because of human encroachment, scientists are still discovering new species: some new species of titi monkey and ...
February’s Featured Members: The Costigan ... - Houston Zoo
Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 31, 2018 · Plus, we get to pet the goats (That’s my favorite part, and yes, I’m a grown woman of 45 LOLOL!)!” From all of us here at the Houston Zoo, we want to say thank you to the Costigans and all of our Zoo Members.
Year of the Monkey: August - The Houston Zoo
Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 24, 2016 · It is never a good idea to have a monkey as a pet! Come show your support for pied tamarins by coming to the Houston Zoo and visiting our new couple in the Wortham World of Primates! Share via Facebook: Year of the Monkey: August Share via Twitter: Year of the Monkey: August Share via Linkedin: Year of the Monkey: August Share via Email: Year ...
Conservation Education Staff Travel to Belize – Day 2 ...
Posted: (52 years ago) Both species are under pressure from habitat loss and the pet trade. Wildtracks works with the local officials as well as other conservation organizations to find these primates that are often housed in deplorable conditions, removed them from the pet trade, and work to provide the health care and nutrition they desperately need.
Year of the Monkey: October - The Houston Zoo
Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 24, 2016 · This is a non-profit organization that helps to rehabilitate howler monkeys that people thought would make good pets. In Belize it is illegal to have a howler monkey as a pet so if you do, that animal will get confiscated by the Belizean Forestry Department and then taken to Wildtracks.
November’s Featured Members: The Buchanan ... - Houston Zoo
Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 01, 2017 · Feeding the giraffes and riding the zebra on the carousel are Annie’s favorite activities, while Rhett’s favorite is crawling in the fish tunnel inside the natural encounters exhibit. At our last visit one of the incredible zoo keepers went out of her way to let the kids pet Max, the super elephant herding dog as we were watching baby Joy.
News from the Wild: How You’re Helping Turtles in ...
Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 10, 2018 · Painted terrapins face a number of threats in the wild, including: poaching for eggs, predation, the pet trade, and habitat loss. When project founder Joko Guntoro first started his painted terrapin research in 2009, no one knew if the species even existed in the Aceh Tamiang region of Indonesia, as it had already gone extinct in Malaysia ...
September’s Featured Members: The Woolard ... - Houston Zoo
Posted: (52 years ago) So many animals were out, and we had the opportunity to pet them. We had a blast playing the Texans football throw, sack races and Dynamo games. Zoobilee is an amazing event we do not miss! Something new we did this year was Zoolights. We had not had the opportunity to go and I …
Wild About School – August 20 - The Houston Zoo
Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 18, 2017 · Bobcat Exhibit “Teacher’s Pet” Our bobcat has a special treat for her teacher, is that worm real? 1:00 PM Banded Mongoose Exhibit “Catch The Bus” The mongoose are going to be late to school! Can they all fit on board? 2:00 PM
Thanksgibbon Spotlight on Species (SOS) - The Houston Zoo
Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 24, 2019 · Event Details. Celebrate our two gibbon species, Siamang and white-cheeked gibbons, on Nov. 23 and 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a special Thanksgibbon-themed Spotlight on Species (SOS) event.. Join us both days for a variety of activities, including gibbon behavior games, Take Action Initiative stations, ape hand print rubbings and more!