Carousel closing early

Tuesday through Friday, Feb 28 – Mar 3, the Texas Direct Auto Wildlife Carousel will close early at 4 p.m. for maintenance.

great ape gallery closed

Tuesday, February 28, indoor gorilla viewing in the Great Ape Gallery will close from 11:30 until 5 p.m. for a private event.

Kipp closed

Wednesday, February 22, Kipp Aquarium is closed for maintenance.

aquarium closing early

Saturday, February 25, Natural Encounters will close early at 4 p.m. for a private event.

Sea Lions Off

Tuesday, February 21, sea lions are off exhibit for pool maintenance.

Saving Wildlife Expo

The Houston Zoo is partnering with the Wildlife Conservation Network to host an all-day conservation event here at the Zoo. Conservation leaders will speak about how they are working to save lions, tapirs, native Texas animals, zebras and sharks and rays at this full-day event.

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Zoo Yoga

Come along with us on a Zoo Yoga adventure! Whether you are new to yoga or just looking to strengthen your practice, we will discover how you can make a difference for animals, both locally and world wide.

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Zoo Yoga

Come along with us on a Zoo Yoga adventure! Whether you are new to yoga or just looking to strengthen your practice, we will discover how you can make a difference for animals, both locally and world wide.

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Get ready for some cuteness overload! Check out our new video starring baby Antonio! This little Baird's tapir was born Saturday, Feb. 4. He'll have his colorful pattern of stripes and spots for a while until they slowly disappear as he grows older.

The Baird’s tapirs at the Houston Zoo are ambassadors for their wild counterparts in South America. The Houston Zoo supports the protection of this endangered species in Central America as well as the Lowland tapir in Brazil through a partnership with the IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group to support field research in Brazil’s Pantanal region.
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That is the cutest god damn thing I have ever seen in my life! 😍😍

The HOUSTON ZOO is FANTASTIC!!! I've watched it grow over the years!!!

I love this sweet and precious baby

AwwwπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜˜

SO SO CUTE! I love him <3

Amy, baby tapir Antonio!

Sweat

Elizabeth Jan schaut mal wie knuffig 😍

Awwww he's cute!

Can't wait to meet this baby in person Hope Driggers will be so excited.

Adorable! I love the videos you post.

Dani Mines apparently he's Antonio and not Adrian lol.

Heather look at this cute creature!

i love bairds tapir's !=)

Love Tapirs

Cute little rascal

Dangerous level of cute! :)

Very cute!

I love Tapirs! They are just too cool.

Jessie KateOMG

I wanna nuzzle that nose

So cute and good info thanks

Taryn Miller ... so cute!

Julius Sanchez

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