The Houston Zoo saves animals in the wild by partnering with like-minded programs and organizations. We recognize that protecting our natural world is a collective task and we look for every opportunity to strengthen our impact. We support long-term solutions that promote harmony between animals and people.
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Houston Zoo’s First Sea Turtle Release of 2020
This morning, we released a green sea turtle, affectionately known as “Beefcake,” back into the Gulf of Mexico. The turtle was found earlier in the month entangled in fishing line in Galveston, TX. The Zoo’s sea turtle…
A Holly, Jolly, Sustainable Holiday Season
Saving Wildlife Through Pollinator Pathways at Space Center Immediate School
Spotlight on Species (SOS): Malayan Tigers
Save Animals in the Wild and Recycle Your Holiday Lights
Five Reasons to Come to the Zoo’s Lion and Cougar SOS
A few of our achievements in 2018
We released 1,082,000 Houston Toad eggs
into the wild in 2018. This program is saving this rare Texas toad from extinction.
224 Attwater's Prairie Chickens
were released into the wild. The effort is saving this rare Texas bird from extinction.
52 Monarch Butterflies
received tracking tags to help protect their lengthy annual migration.
Provided Medical Care
for 131 stranded or injured wild sea turtles living on the Texas coast.
Take Action to Help Save Animals in the Wild
Every time you visit the Houston Zoo, a portion of your ticket proceeds go towards saving animals in the wild. Here are just a few more ways to take action and protect wildlife: