Climbing for Clouded Leopards

Save the Date!
Climbing for Clouded Leopards
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Texas Rock Gym
1526 Campbell Rd, Houston, TX 77055

Join us for the sixth annual Climbing for Clouded Leopards fundraiser at the Texas Rock Gym! Proceeds from this event support clouded leopard research and conservation efforts.

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Educator Day

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Come experience Educator Day at the Houston Zoo! Earn three or six continuing education hours while participating in new opportunities like our Science Expo or a guided zoo tour as well as rotating activity sessions to choose from. This day includes free resources, activities and special animal presentations. Pre-service teachers, administrators and educators are welcome.

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Kipp Closing Early

Friday, August 19, Kipp Aquarium will close early at 4:30 p.m. for a private event.

Elephant Open House

8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Elephant Barn

Thai, Methai, Shanti, Tess, Tucker, Tupelo, Baylor & Duncan invite you to GET AN EXCLUSIVE INSIDE LOOK at their large home. At this event, you will immerse yourself into the daily lives of our elephant Zookeepers and the magnificent animals they care for.

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World Elephant Day

World Elephant Day Activities Include:

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Find out more about the Houston Zoo’s Asian elephant herd: Thai, Methai, Shanti, Tess, Tucker, Tupelo, Baylor & Duncan. Help keepers decorate enrichment items to give to the elephants throughout the day. See and have a chance to purchase artwork done by our Pachyderm Picassos! Learn all about elephant conservation and what YOU can do to help save them in the wild. Wear gray on your Zoo visit to show your support plus talk with our Zookeepers, while the elephants are outside playing in the yard.

This event is free with your Houston Zoo admission and is free for Zoo Members.

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Snow Day

Back by popular demand, Snow Day is returning to the Zoo on Saturday, August 20 thanks to TXU Energy Presents Chill Out at the Houston Zoo! Guests can enjoy this winter wonder from 9:00 a.m. until noon at Karamu Outpost (look for the #6 on your Zoo map).

We will have two snow fields; a smaller field for the little ones and a larger field for the bigger kids, so this event is fun for the entire family. Kids of all ages can create their own snowman, make a snow angel or simply enjoy the cold snow on a hot summer’s day. Plus, enjoy snow-themed games and activities!

All Snow Day activities are included in your Zoo admission and are FREE for Zoo Members. Don’t miss the last Snow Day of the summer!

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Word of the Day - Ovoviviparous
In this video, we're introducing you to a word you might not be familiar with - ovoviviparous. It's an interesting word to describe an even more interesting way in which some animals give birth. Check it out!
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Sarah TaftThis is really awesome! Not that I love bugs or anything creepy crawly, but what a great use of social media. Love the video concept! 👍🏻

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Katrina HayesI really would have been fine without knowing this.

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Magdalena AlvarezWhy did I press to watch!!!

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Joanna VillanuevaI have 3 of those and they just hissed. Yikes

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Dennis JenkinsI wish the word of the day would have been pronounced for us. It was a rather difficult word.

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Denise NelsonThank you for the word. I may have thrown up a little bit in my mouth watching the video though.....just sayin'

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Terri LevitinGross! I think that those babies are the ones that didn't survive in my house this summer!

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Pam Summerlin DunnReally cool but have to admit I'm glad that don't live here. We don't need anothe variety of insect in Texas..

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Charles AndersonAwesome!!!

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Kathleen LeoWanna stomp. That's really interesting-- but yuck.

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