New @ The Zoo
Meet The Animals
We’re excited to announce that our whitespotted bamboo sharks have laid eggs! In this video, you’ll see a teeny, tiny shark swimming around in its egg case. We expect them to hatch in a few months!
Our baby flamingos take a break from flamingo school to explore the Zoo. We do this every day so that these little ones can get lots of exercise and time to socialize with the flock.
Catch one of our lion and tiger training sessions through Google Glass! Check out our daily keeper chat schedule and see this yourself.
What’s an Asian elephant, and how can you tell the difference between their species and African elephants?
We get asked quite often how we handle our venomous snakes. Please do not attempt anything you see in this video.
The Houston Zoo cheetahs enjoy stretching their legs out while running at the Sam Houston Race Park.
The carnivore zookeepers installed a zip line in the lion exhibit to provide enrichment and a hunting experience for our lions.
Young orangutan Aurora is now living with her adopted orang mom Cheyenne and the other orangutans at the Houston Zoo. For most of the first year of her life she was hand-raised by a round-the-clock team of zookeepers and volunteers.