Baby Giant Anteater Rides Into Our Family

Riding atop mom, zoo guests may catch a glimpse of Rio, a two-week-old giant anteater pup, born on September 3 to parents Olive and Pablo. Giant anteaters spend the first few weeks of life clinging to their mothers and will typically hitch a ride on mom’s back for almost 12 months. Olive has been very […]


Adult Female Gorilla Joins Houston Zoo Family

Recently, we welcomed 29-year-old female, western lowland gorilla, Angel, from the Denver Zoo. This move was at the recommendation of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP) gorilla specialists. Angel and the other gorillas will take turns in the day room inside The Robert & Janice McNair Foundation Great Ape Gallery while […]


Saving Endangered Grey Crowned Cranes

Tina Toad's egg strand

Can you count toad eggs?

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