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The Wildlife Carousel will be closed through Friday August 29 for repairs and maintenance.
Tuesday, August 19, the Water Play Park is closed for repairs.
Tuesday, August 19, sea lions are off exhibit for pool maintenance.
Nov 10, '13
November 10, 2013
It’s International Orangutan Caring Week! Learn about orangutans and their rainforest habitat at the Houston Zoo. International Orangutan Caring Week is observed globally from Nov. 9 to Nov. 17. The Houston Zoo’s primate staff will conduct a Meet the Keeper Talk at the Wortham World of Primates orangutan habitat daily at 3:30 p.m.
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Nov 14, '13
November 14, 2013
The art exhibit will include wildlife art and photography from around the world including original watercolors and limited edition giclées. Featured works will chronicle photographer Paul Swen’s expeditions around the globe to some of the most remote locations in order to protect critically endangered wildlife and their environments. In addition, a selection of artworks from the annual exhibit of the prestigious international artist group, Artists for Conservation, will also be on exhibit.
All proceeds to benefit conservation efforts championed by the Houston Zoo.
The elephant is one of Africa’s most iconic species. It is in peril due to illegal poaching, habitat loss and conflict with local human communities. We need your help today to turn the tide and protect wildlife and communities in Africa.
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art Gallery
November 14, 2013
Home schooled students: hunt for clues through the Zoo that will lead you to fun, exciting activities. Participants will decipher animal hints to track down their next challenge. See if you and your team can crack the code!
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Nov 16, '13
November 16, 2013 –
If you like to bird watch, take pictures or just enjoy once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, this event rolls all three of those into one great morning!
10:00 Elephant Bath at the Elephant Barn
10:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Malayan Gharial in The Reptile House
10:30 Fruit Bat Feeding at the Children’s Zoo
11:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Rhinos in African Forest
11:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
11:00 Story Safari at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
11:30 Meet the Aquarium Keeper at the Piranha Exhibit in Natural Encounters
11:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at the Tiger window
12:00 Zooper Challenge at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
12:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Chimpanzees in African Forest
1:00 Natural Encounters: Meerkat Keeper Talk
1:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Elephants
2:00 Nature Talks at the Butterfly Stage in the Children’s Zoo
2:00 Giraffe Feeding Platform in African Forest (Dependent on Weather/Giraffes)
2:00 Meet the Keeper Talk at Giraffes in African Forest
2:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Birds of the World
3:30 Meet the Keeper Talk at Orangutans in Wortham World of Primates
3:00 Natural Encounters: Duprasi Gerbil Encounter at Indoor Drylands
4:00 Natural Encounters: Lizard Encounter at Indoor Porch