Welcome to the Houston Zoo!

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Birds

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Aquarium

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Primates

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African Forest

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Sea Lions

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Natural Encounters

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Elephants

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Reptiles and Amphibians

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Children’s Zoo

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Hoofed Run

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Carnivores

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Buy Animal Art

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Give the ultimate gift to the animal lover in your life – a piece of original artwork, painted by the Houston Zoo’s own animals!  These masterpieces, created on canvas with non-toxic paints, are specially created for you by an animal artist of your choice.

Due to high demand and our artists’ schedules, we’ll need 4-6 weeks lead time, so reserve yours today!

Buy A Painting

Web Cams

What’s going on at the Houston Zoo?  Find out this very minute by checking out our live webcams.  You can enjoy observing giraffes, elephants, rhinos, and chimpanzees right from your living room – it’s even a great way to check the weather before you head out to the Zoo.

Tours at the Zoo


The Houston Zoo provides many tours that you can take to learn more about the animals and see some of the behind the scenes things that happen and also meet the zookeepers and talk to them.