Meet Some of Our Hoofed Run Animals
About Hoofed Run
This exhibit is divided into two areas within the Zoo: west and east. At west Hoofed Run, you will see several species of African animals in three exhibits, including giant eland with their huge, twisted horns, warthogs, okapi, Speke’s gazelle, yellow-backed duikers, lowland Nyala, and even marabou storks and cranes to keep the hoofed animals company. If you’ve never seen an okapi, make it a “must see” when you visit – it’s a relative of the giraffe, but you might think it’s closer to a zebra when you see it! Over on east Hoofed Run, bongo, gerenuk, yellow-backed duikers, capybara, anteater and tapir make up a large part of this cast of characters. Ground hornbills also make their home on east Hoofed Run, keeping life interesting for the hoofed animals they live with.
Behind the Scenes
Kim has been a Hoofed Stock keeper at Houston Zoo for almost 6 years, but has been a zookeeper for 10. She works with giraffes, rhinos and much more!
Jessica loves being a member of the Hoofed Stock team and you can find her all over the Zoo, working in many of the exhibits with our hoofed animals.
Memory volunteered with Zoo Crew and interned with several animal departments. After completing her degree in biology, she now works at the Zoo.