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Meet The Animals
Have you ever considered the heaps of hay it takes each year to feed an elephant herd of seven? Or the loads of lettuce consumed annually by eight giraffes? How about a year’s worth of food for a Zoo of over 6,000 animals?
Every day, as part of the Houston Zoo’s animal care program, our Zoo Keepers ensure that our animal family receives fresh water and a variety of nutritious meals. With more than 6,000 mouths, beaks and snouts to feed, this is quite an undertaking!
Look to the right side of the page to check out all the grub our animals eat!
As you can see, it takes a LOT of grub to meet the vast diet needs of our wild bunch. We rely heavily on generous support from donors like you to help provide breakfast, lunch and dinner for our residents all year long.
To help cover the expense of feeding our animals, TXU Energy has generously offered to match any donation made to our Gift of Grub holiday campaign, up to $50,000 total! That means that every dollar you give from now until December 31 will go twice as far in keeping tummies full and providing nutritious meals and tasty treats for our animals.
Will you give the Gift of Grub to help feed the animals at the Houston Zoo?
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and the Zoo’s official blog throughout this holiday season for updates on the campaign, fun food facts, and a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into providing a daily feast for our many zoo beasts. For example…did you know that Ernie, our North American porcupine, enjoys snacking on strawberries?