Last Call for Frans Lanting Tickets

There are still seat left but our first speaker event of the season is near capacity in our 285 seat Brown Education Center auditorium. Tickets are available at http://www.houstonzoo.org/lectureseries/.

October 13th we welcome world acclaimed National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting and videographer Christine Eckstrom to the Houston Zoo’s Brown Education Center. Doors open at 6:30pm for refreshments from FreeB!rds World Burrito. Speaker event begins at 7:00pm.

FRANS LANTING has been hailed as one of the great nature photographers of our time. His influential work appears in books, magazines, and exhibitions around the world. For more than two decades he has documented wildlife and our relationship with nature in environments from the Amazon to Antarctica. He portrays wild creatures as ambassadors for the preservation of complete ecosystems, and his many publications have increased worldwide awareness of endangered ecological treasures in far corners of the earth.

CHRISTINE ECKSTROM is a writer, editor, and videographer.  She is the author of Forgotten Edens, and is a contributing author of numerous books published by National Geographic, where she worked as a staff writer for 15 years.  Assignments have taken her to wild places on all seven continents, and for the past two decades she has worked with her husband and partner, Frans Lanting, on fieldwork from the Amazon to Mongolia. She collaborated with Lanting to write and edit Life: A Journey through Time), and to realize The LIFE Project as a traveling exhibition, an interactive website, and a multimedia orchestral performance with music by Philip Glass.  She has teamed up with Lanting to produce natural history and photography books, including Jungles, Penguin, Eye to Eye and Okavango: Africa’s Last Eden.



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Baby Giraffe at the Zoo!
We are proud to announce the birth of a female Masai giraffe! After a 3-hour-long labor, both first-time mom Asali and the yet-to-be-named calf are doing well and are currently bonding behind the scenes with keeper and veterinary teams watching over the pair.

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Julian FennessyCongrats from all of us at Giraffe Conservation Foundation!

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Rachel Allene Adeline HodgeOh my gosh, this face 💕

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Charlotte Sullivan DickermanPlease protect her, our Dallas zoo baby giraffe has died from injury to herself recently

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Thelma LloydHouston Zoo is well planned lovely and spacious Jayne took me there last year to see two new arrivals a baby elephant and a cute giraffe who we fed with large lettuce leaves !!

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Bernard MarinoI was at the zoo this past Monday & the giraffe housing was very nice. Gigi would be A great name for her.

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Cathy Rapski DuganCongratulations to everyone at the Houston Zoo on the birth of this beautiful little girl. Can't wait to see her on the cams in the yard.

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Alyson QuintanaSo cute!!!! Mama had it easy with a 3 hour labor lol

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Charlie DickeyWhen giraffe babies are born they drop 6 ft to the ground. What a giant first step that is. Welcome to the world tall baby

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Samantha RodriguezLeila Orta new baby giraffe we need another trip to the zoo to go see!!!

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Geraldine CarranzaMario Cabrera baby we have to go the zoo now! I want to see this cute baby giraffe!

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Lili SchulzDavid, a new baby giraffe! I think they should name her Daisy (as in Duck)! 😂 And she's welcome to roam the streets of The Heights!

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Sandi McConnell KerthSo pretty. I need to visit the zoo soon! Houston Zoo is great!!

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Casey McaninchThat's amazing love this cute baby and the zoo

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Maria SzczepaniakKatie, another baby animal born at the zoo!

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Yesenia CampaBabe we need to go see the baby and take the girls Angel Ponce

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Hanna Uhrova-WardCongratulations to the new mommy! Beautiful baby, for sure!

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Karen Purse PattersonWhat a beautiful animal. Congrats mom and the zoo.

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Abbey LewellynAw I will have to take my daughter to see it! She loves animals and baby animals especially! Congrats to mom and zoo staff!

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Deborah Pennington GriffithCongrats!! She is beautiful. so glad to have seen the very beginnings of the labor in the yard. A new baby is awesome and they are both well cared for by all their keepers. Cannot wait to come see daughter in Houston and visit the new baby girl.

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Jessica SueBaby giraffe!!!!!! Time to go to ze zoooooo!! Sam Schultz

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Katherine LevittBryony would be a lovely name for her. She had such a sweet face and gorgeous brown eyes x

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Angela Brown CollinsThat's a nice labor and delivery!! I'm jealous of momma giraffe! Can't wait to feed her someday.

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Kelly McGeeBaby Giraffes are the cutest!

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Sara BalkanliLisa mommyyyyy a baby giraffe!!! :D <3

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Melissa Soileau HodlikMy twin grandbabies love the Zoo, but the Giraffes are their most favorite animal by far! Feeding them is so special for the two of them, their Mom and me!

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UPDATE 9/2/15: VIP Tickets are now sold out!

Tickets for Feast with the Beasts Presented by Revention go on sale at midnight! During our pre-sale from 9/2-9/16, you can save $10 off general admission by using the code FEASTPS.

Don't miss out on this great event that features delicious food from over 60 local restaurants and enjoy a live performance by Better Than Ezra.
www.houstonzoo.org/feast/
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Sheryl MillsAre VIP already sold out or is the link not working?

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Jeana SublettVIP link is not working --- cetainly all tickets can;t be gone.

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Nancy RiveraAlma Auth

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Jordan N Sarah HalasI'm a zoo member and I never received an email about this. Not happy!

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Jeff CeynarI am glad I got mine before being sold out.

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Hank GriffithGot my 2 VIP tickets at 5:30a this morning.

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In honor of the Chinese animal zodiac, we’re celebrating the Year of the Goat and featuring a goat in our Children's Zoo each month. This month, our keepers write about male goat, Jack, and how guests often mistake him for being pregnant.

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Holly StephensJack is my and my 3 year olds favorite goat. He's so sweet!

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Liz MorenoHouston Zoo please post a different goat each day. Thanks.

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Dorothy FabriguzePretty little guy, I am a Capicorn so the goat is my sign animal.

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Lori CainJack always comes and tells me hello when I am in the yard. Such a sweet guy!

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Wilfredo J PenateI know that goat!

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Ashli HernandezIt's okay. People sometimes mistake me for being pregnant too. We're working on it! 😉

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Mary FingerI love goats! <3

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Briana MonakinoWas just there a few days ago and snapped a pic of this little cutie ♡

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Keri Hanna DeanMy girls LOVE Jack!

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Isaac MartinezLeann its jack!!!

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Christina Fezatte-ThibodauxPoor Jack. He's just a tad bit chubby. Poor guy being mistaken for being pregnant. :)

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