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Join us for the fourth annual Climbing for Clouded Leopards fundraiser at the Texas Rock Gym! Last year’s event raised over $4000 to support clouded leopard research and conservation efforts.
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Texas Rock Gym
1526 Campbell Rd
Houston, TX 77055
Parking: There is limited parking in the Texas Rock Gym parking lot. Overflow parking will be in the VFW parking lot across the street; we will have signs and guides with flashlights to direct people to the overflow parking.
There will be a silent auction and raffle again this year! The silent auction will include art created by Houston Zoo animals.
And to re-energize you after climbing, refreshments will be for sale at the event from the following vendors: Melange Creperie, Clean Sweets, and Big Jo’s Kombucha.
All ages are welcome, and no climbing experience is necessary. Check back for additional details and a schedule as we get closer to the event.
Proceeds will benefit the Bornean Clouded Leopard Programme to assist with radio collaring and camera trap research and conservation efforts. The Borneo Clouded Leopard Programme was founded in January of 2007 to study the behavior and distribution of Bornean wildcats, the effects of habitat destruction on population numbers, and to investigate threats to wild populations from hunting and trade. To learn more about their work, please visit their blog:
If you can’t make it to the event but would like to make a donation to support clouded leopards, click on the “donate now” button. We hope to see you there!
Thank You to the Texas Rock Gym, who will be donating 50% of all proceeds to the event! They will be offering some membership specials during the event, so if you enjoy the rock climbing you can come back for more, at a discount!
Clouded leopards are an elusive endangered cat that lives in the Himalayas, southern China, and from Taiwan to peninsula Malaysia. They are amazing climbers and spend lots of time up in the trees. The clouded leopard is known mostly for the beautiful “cloud” pattern on its coat and because they have the longest teeth relative to body size of any living cat!
The Houston Zoo is home to two adult clouded leopards, Suksn and Tarak, and their two adorable new cubs! Koshi and Senja were born on June 9, 2014.
We’ll be raising money for their wild cousins with a raffle and a silent auction of special paintings by some of the zoos animal artists.