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The countdown has ended. The wait is over. Today is the day.

We are thrilled to announce that today is our grand opening of the beautiful gorilla habitat!
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Ronnie ColeI was able to get out there Monday as a member and was really impressed with the habitat and can't wait to get back. I did manage some great photos of Zuri while I was there: www.rrcolejrphotography.com/zoo/e46ecec3f1 day ago   ·  18
Meagan HopkinsMy dad built the indoor part where guests walk through. Anything made from wood, my dad built! He spent months working late hours to perfect this project! I'm so proud of him and can't wait to see it with my own eyes!22 hours ago   ·  21
Brian McCartyI would love to see it, but a learned a long time ago to avoid the zoo on holiday weekends1 day ago   ·  10
James CookeHeading there right now with my mum before I head to basic training. Nearly there.24 hours ago   ·  6
Susan Labossiere DraperCongratulations to all involved in this awesome endeavor! They are magnificent.1 day ago   ·  4
Alanna ChristopherThis is by far the best gorilla habitats in the AZA! The variety of landscape, mature trees and the pigs make it one of a kind. Are Hippopotamus, Bongo and Crocdile next?1 day ago   ·  3
Debby Scarborough WendtThe Gorilla exhibit is the best I have ever seen and I've been to a lot of zoos.1 day ago   ·  1
Barbara ThornhillWent during member day. So proud of our zoo, the gorilla docs, and all of the zoo personnel who makes this hapoen. Congratulations!22 hours ago   ·  1
Susan Fehrman GarciaHappy Gorilla Day! :)23 hours ago
Deborah Quinn HenselComing on Tuesday of next week!24 hours ago
Melissa Clark BruderIt's beautiful! Good job zoo peeps!22 hours ago
Anitra LineberryIs open to everyone now?22 hours ago
Nadine MillerThat's an amazing exhibit. Can't wait to visit again.16 hours ago
Taylor Lanning MinterWe can't wait to see the Gorilla exhibit tomorrow!!!21 hours ago
Lorraine Kelly MienieCongratulations Houston Zoo. Wish I could be there.23 hours ago
Dan BadgleyStan,if you like the exhibit I'm sure it's top notch.17 hours ago
Anna BeattyWe can't wait to check it out tomorrow!!1 day ago
Silvia Mayeli UrteagaFun Zoo Day18 hours ago
Meredith FrenchGot to see this yesterday, it is absolutely stunning1 day ago
Brian GratwickeCongrats!5 hours ago
Kevin RiggsAwesome exhibit. Glad members got a special preview!14 hours ago
Betty BraastadThis was such a coup for the HZ.12 hours ago
Paul PazienzaThat looked like me this morning Before the 3 S1 day ago
Karen Yates Irvinmissing my bsf Peter! Look what we could be going to today!!1 day ago   ·  1
Lily NevarezRuby Guerra maybe next week. I'm sure it's gonna be jam packed this weekend.1 day ago   ·  1

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Houston Zoo updated their cover photo.

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Shirley Durant CooperMy daughter is going tomorrow. Its her birthday and she says she wants to spend it at the zoo. She will be 20.1 day ago   ·  6
Debby Scarborough WendtWe visited the Gorilla exhibit Wednesday and I was so impressed!! What a beautiful building. I wish I could afford to have a meeting in the beautiful room there. So glad I am close enough to come often.1 day ago   ·  3
Laura Staffa-SukkarCan't wait to see these Angels!!!!1 day ago
Rosa Villafana ThompsonDidn't get to make the visit for members only week. But I am so looking forward to see their new home.1 day ago
Alejandra BeltranToday is the day Mandolin Bermea22 hours ago
Eddie ArellanoCynthia Berner see what happens when I listen to you10 hours ago
Cynthia BernerEddie Arellano we went on the wrong day smh10 hours ago

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We are heartbroken to share the news that eight-year-old Masai giraffe, Neema, passed away overnight in the giraffe barn. Read more about Neema on our blog.

blogs.houstonzoo.org/2015/05/houston-zoo-saddened-by-passing-of-beloved-giraffe-neema/
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Laura ClementsProb not the right one but this is my fave pic from that day!! Gotta get that orange flower!!&2 days ago   ·  22
Valerie AkuredusengeWe are very sorry. Thank you Houston Zoo team for an incredible work you do.2 days ago   ·  4
Leslie GeronSuch sad news...My friend and I were just there yesterday admiring the herd.2 days ago   ·  12
Kaitlyn McBrideWe just saw her :( So sad2 days ago   ·  11
Debbie Garcia LongoriaAwe. This makes me sad. RIP NEEMA. All Giraffes go to Heaven. 😇😢2 days ago   ·  2
Laura ClementsPrayers for the zoo family. I think I have pics of the kids w this giraffe. We we're just at the zoo Sunday to see the gorillas and always stop at the giraffes!!!2 days ago   ·  2
Deborah Pennington GriffithWhen I visited the zoo a few years back she was one of the giraffes I fed, she was such a gentle giant. I have pictures to remind me of that day. Condolences to all the staff in you loss <32 days ago   ·  2
Linda Miner BryanHad the baby been weaned? How is the baby handling this death?2 days ago   ·  3
Debby Scarborough WendtSo sad. We love the giraffes. Not sure which one was Neema but love them all.2 days ago
Janet DentonGoodbye sweet Neema. I will miss you on the feeding platform. Thank you for the beautiful mini Neema you left us in Kamili.2 days ago   ·  3
Sandy Jayroe HeartwellSo sad! We have very fond memories made with your giraffe family. We are sorry for your loss Houston Zoo family.2 days ago
Kara AuerSo sad to hear! We were just there & spent a while watching the giraffes.2 days ago
Vickie Harris MachalaThis breaks my heart. I spent a lot of time at the Houston Zoo. Love having lunch watching the giraffes. RIP Sweet Neema, you can now run free in Heaven.2 days ago
Kassie Stovall DeHartWhat a terrible loss. My thoughts go out to her giraffe family and her zoo keeper family. She will be missed!1 day ago
Sheila Ayala NovakPoor Neema. Hope you are happy in giraffe heaven :-)2 days ago
Linda EhleSo very sad..love the giraffes1 day ago
Deidra PotapaWe were just there feeding the giraffes yesterday. :(2 days ago
Lynse EllisonSo sad. We are very sorry for the lose😢. My children and I enjoy the giraffes very much2 days ago
Ramona MurphyPlease stop that offending music next to the giraffes. My daughter doesn't need it to have an enjoyable ride. I cannot fathom how an animal could get used to that noise.18 hours ago
Connor Dylan CunninghamI'm sorry that the eight year old masai giraffe passed away:-(2 days ago
Kelly Vann LanphearSuch a sad day for the zoo and entire city 😔2 days ago   ·  2
Karen HinsonSuch sad news. Loved that girl. My deepest sympathies to the hoof stock staff and everyone that loved her. RIP Neema2 days ago   ·  2
Tanya ButeaudSo sad 😢 sorry for the loss of precious sweet Neema2 days ago   ·  2
Samantha Wheeler BrevermanSo sad. One of my favorite things to do at the zoo is eat lunch while admiring the beautiful giraffe herd. She will be missed.2 days ago

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