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Houston Zoo’s First Sea Turtle Release of 2020 
January 16, 2020

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 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.

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