Springtime and Snakes

Hello, and welcome to spring.  With the warm weather, your odds of encountering a snake go way up, and Texas has lots of snakes.   From 7 foot rat snakes, to the diminutive earth snake, Harris County snakes are quite variable.  Most are harmless, but we do have a few venomous species.  On Saturday, May 31, the Herpetology  ( reptiles and amphibians) Department will be hosting a Save our Species event focusing on local area snakes.
Copperhead snake
Unless you know them well, snakes can be very difficult to identify.  We will have 8 of the most common snakes of Harris County out of their exhibits and in aquariums so you can get a good and safe close up look at them.  We’ll have lots of information and photos, some fun things for the kids, and staff on hand to answer any questions you may have.  We hope to inform, educate, alleviate fears, have some fun, and hopefully save some snake lives.  Please join us!



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Lucia LermaClarisa Reyes look there's a baby giraffe at the zoo!!!

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Myke HunterWow a baby giraffe is almostaas big as me when born

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Ingrid MendozaMy 7 years old niece brought a baby giraffe like 2 years ago at the Houston Zoo and she named it GiGi just like the new baby giraffe!! We have to go meet the real GiGi she said!!

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Eileen PetreI want to work at the Houston Zoo!

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Alicia DodsonThey all love the baby

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Jacquelyn SpiersMy heart is going to explode! She is so cute!!

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Katie WillShe is soooo cute!!!! Can't wait to come see her!!!

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Danielle Abshire DeesOMG!! You know I love giraffes....

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Linda FleischmanCan't wait to see her!!

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Amy McDowellShe is so very wee! I love her!

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Cecilia Maples GogginsI saw that this evening. Are we going to the Zoo on Monday???!

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Casey McaninchShes just too cute and adorable

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Chip Byas-OrtegaJoin the Zoo today! LOVe being a member for animals like GiGi!

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Emma PenningtonCongrats Houston Zoo!

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Sarah Hay TravisI'm in love! Congrats to the herd & the zoo! ❤️

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Denise Mahaffey PernellWhat a doll baby! And she was such a big girl when everyone came over to check her out and say 'Hi!'

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Renee Bentley BralyOmgee!!!!!! Can't stand the cuteness!!! Lauren Braly Emily Braly we have to ho see her!!

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Emilee MayberrySo cute!! :) Giraffes always looking like they're running in slow motion! :)

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Rubi FabianSuch a cutieee !!! ☺️☺️ my love for giraffes !! 💘

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Cecilia Maples GogginsGigi means female Giraffe. Did you see the video of her Mom licking her and when she started to run off, Mom was right on her! Check videos on channel 13 news!

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Rosa WadsworthSo cute! Ya'll make sure all the dangers are taken care of! We don't want our little one to slip and hurt herself!

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Debby Scarborough WendtI can't wait to see Gigi!!!

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Yanique LeshaeI want one

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Angey Saucier MurrayThat ostrich is having nothing to do with her.

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Houston Zoo added 6 new photos to the album: Baby Giraffe Makes Her Debut.

Our beautiful baby giraffe has been named Gigi and enjoyed meeting the rest of the herd this morning. If you can't make it out to see Gigi, tune into our webcams to watch the giraffes live!
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Our beautiful baby giraffe has been named Gigi and enjoyed meeting the rest of the herd this morning. If you can't make it out to see Gigi, tune into our webcams to watch the giraffes live!

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David JacksonThis should be sold as a poster

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Susan Labossiere DraperPerfect shot! Kudos to the photographer.

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Kristina RuhlThis photo needs to be framed and sold at the zoo! So sweet!

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Debby Scarborough Wendtcircle of love

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Erica J. UnderferthOh my gosh the way they are loving on her. So sweet

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Josette Lioness GlazeThis is too sweet!!! OMG!!!! Staci!!!

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Andrea Foreman PendergraffThis photo is phenomenally sweet!

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Marla Huseman GraceAbsolutely precious!

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Jeanette RodarteI'm in love with this picture!!! 😍😍 Beautiful!

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Summer MolinaOH MY GOODNESS THIS PICTURE IS SO PRECIOUS!!! THANKS FOR SHARING!

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Angey Saucier MurrayThis seriously is one of the cutest things EVER.

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Becky BrocatoThis is just so precious!

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Charity Denee EinkaufJames last weekend in September?

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Tanya B Drewthis is precious!!!!

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Matt WildersonEyes closed to really show LOVE and real affection. Not just a human ability

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Karen Holloway MorrowOh my! This is so beautiful!

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Karli Nations SiscoeI needed this today! Thanks Houston Zoo. Always a family favorite

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DiAnn Hyde SoiferOMG that's the sweetest picture.

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Michael N Jenn GarciaPerfect pic. They sure do adore her ♡

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Renee MyersOH MY GOSH!

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Jayson MelansonI love her!!!

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Barbara Bigley CzenczBeautiful.

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Theresa ButkowskiOh my gosh! How precious this is! Such a wonderful, close family.

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