SOS Columbian Animals

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Event is in two areas: outside the Natural Encounters building (near Red Panda), and at the Wattled Curassow exhibit in the Fischer Bird Gardens.

Don’t miss out on this event that connects the dots between the animals you visit here and the plight of their species in the wild.

Activities include:

Special Meet the Keeper Talks presented by Phillips 66
A mini-parade made up of guests in honor of the cotton-top tamarin at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

This event is free with your paid Zoo admission, and is free for Houston Zoo members.

More Information about the Tapir SOS and Other Dia Del Niño Events

Tapir Spotlight on Species

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Don’t miss out on this event that connects the dots between the animals you visit here and the plight of their species in the wild.

Activities include:

Special Meet the Keeper Talks presented by Phillips 66
Zoo keeper-led activities, and a selfie station!

This event is free with your paid Zoo admission, and is free for Houston Zoo members.

More Information about the Tapir SOS and Other Dia Del Niño Events

sea lions closing early

Thursday, April 27th, the Sea Lion Deck will close early at 5:00 p.m. for a private event.

UH Rings Blessing

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

As the spring semester comes to an end, our friends at the University of Houston are preparing for their graduation ceremonies. Part of this celebration includes Shasta blessing the rings of those graduating this semester.

On Friday, April 28, all of the rings for the semester graduates will be placed in a large UH-themed box which will be in the cougar habitat all day. The carnivore team will host special Meet the Keeper Talks Presented by Phillips 66 and training demonstrations at the cougar habitat at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to celebrate this special day.

Dia del Nino

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Many nations throughout the world celebrate Día del Niño, or Children’s Day, to honor and celebrate children who represent the hopes and dreams of every community. Bring the kids to the Houston Zoo on Sunday, April 30 for a Latin American celebration of music, games, and activities…created especially for kids!

This special fiesta is included with your paid Zoo admission, and it is free for Zoo Members.

More Information About Dia del Niño

Great Ape SOS

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Great Ape Gallery (indoor viewing area for gorillas and chimpanzees)

Recycling your cell phone here at the zoo can help save chimpanzees and gorillas in the wild! Join us for our Great Apes Spotlight on Species to learn more about our gorillas and chimpanzees and how to help their counterparts in the wild.

Bring in up to three old phones (or handheld electronic devices such as ipods, palm pilots etc) from your junk drawer, and take home a small gift; for every item donated, you will receive a magnet painted by either our chimps or gorillas!

There will be activities for the kids to participate in, as well as a huge table filled with lots of goodies (including Easter items) for sale, painted by our chimps and gorillas. All funds raised from your purchases will be donated to the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, which supports Western lowland gorillas and chimpanzees.

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

closing early for Zoo Ball

Saturday, April 22, the Houston Zoo will close early in preparation of Zoo Ball at 5:00 p.m., last entry at 4:00 p.m.

Elephant Open House

Immerse yourself into the daily lives of our elephant Zookeepers and the magnificent animals they care for. The elephant barn will be open exclusively for Open House attendees to explore!

This event sells out quickly, so buy your tickets TODAY.

Find Out More and Get Tickets

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Houston Zoo added 9 new photos to the album: Double Dose - Second Baby Giraffe in Two Weeks!
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We've got a second baby giraffe! Monday morning brought the welcome arrival of a second baby giraffe in two weeks for the Houston Zoo herd. The female Masai giraffe was born at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 24 to second-time mom, Asali. Read more here: www.houstonzoo.org/blog/second-giraffe-born-two-weeks/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Weve got a second baby giraffe! Monday morning brought the welcome arrival of a second baby giraffe in two weeks for the Houston Zoo herd. The female Masai giraffe was born at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 24 to second-time mom, Asali. Read more here: http://www.houstonzoo.org/blog/second-giraffe-born-two-weeks/

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I really need to go to the zoo soon!! Lacey Jones - 2 new babies - we have to go!! Kendyl would love it!!! Lol. Dorothy Reuter - your granddaughter needs a trip to the zoo!!

I was wondering the 2 baby giraffes did they come from the same mother giraffe and she had twins but different day and time or there is 2 different mother giraffes had separate baby giraffes ?

Breonna Canova, let's make the guys take us to the zoo! They have 2 baby giraffes!!!

Karen Winkler, we're dropping giraffes left and right here in Houston. 😂

Lori Beam another giraffe had a baby Monday at the zoo!

Kimberly Hegefeld take Lila to the zoo and I'll take along with y'all. Lol. Look how cute they are.

Lauren Kurtz now we really need to go to the zoo. They have 2 now😊

Raquel Sosa 😭 omg i just cant take the cuteness f u april 😂

Tonya, I think we might need to plan another trip! 😄

Emily Maldonado zoo trip round two?? This time maybe even McKenzie Sandefur CAN FREAKIN GO UGH. HOE MOVE.

Love it! So adorable!!!! Giraffes gone wild...so many babies this spring! Congrats!🎉

We have to go to the zoo when your dad and I are there. Can I play with the 2 babies ?

Congratulations!! She looks healthy and beautiful: a testament to great care of the parents!

Jeanette Ellison I bet you are one happy Giraffe lover lol

Well Jonathan, you gotta take me back. They have TWO baby giraffes. 😍

Lisa Pfaffinger come back so we can see both baby giraffes!!

Zindzhi is my favorite because she was born on my birthday! Can't wait to see them!!

Kristen Hicks Gardner , we need to take a trip with the kids soon.

Abundance of joy! Congratulations Houston Zoo and Mama Giraffes. ❤️

I'm going to have to make a trip to the zoo soon. I ❤ the giraffes!

Raina Johnson Bell Ashley Andrews Jessica L Kemp Okay. This is a sign. Bring your asses to Houston so we can go SEE THESE BABIES!!!!!!!!!!!

Ashley Chaney look she was born on your birthday! 😍😍😍

Kristine Ramos, another one!!! My heart can't take the cuteness

Sheri Lord Spagnolo, I believe a girls trip to Houston might be needed.

Luis Antonio Barrientos take me this weekend to go see the baby Giraffes

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