Feed Your Wild Life Conservation Gala

Once, hundreds of thousands of rhinos wandered the wilds of Africa and Asia. Now, fewer than 30,000 are left on the entire planet. Their dwindling population is under severe threat due to the illegal trade of rhino horn, which is still believed in some cultures to have medicinal properties. Rhino horn has even been confiscated at our own Houston port! This beautiful animal faces large-scale illegal poaching and is in urgent need of protection.

Join the Houston Zoo for our annual Feed Your Wild Life Conservation Gala on October 20, 2016 and help us protect rhinos. With the ongoing support from the Conservation Gala, the Houston Zoo has contributed more than $7.5 million over the last five years to successful efforts that have helped protect wildlife and wild places.

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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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