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Give the Gift of Grub!

During this season of giving, don’t forget your favorite animals at the Houston Zoo! Give the Gift of Grub to help provide for the care and feeding of our animal family.


Houston Zoo supporters like you help provide care and feeding to our animals.

This holiday season, we need your help more than ever!

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$100,000 Matching Gift Challenge

 Thanks to an anonymous friend of the Zoo, the first $100,000 in gifts to this year’s campaign were matched, dollar-for-dollar. We deeply appreciate your incredible support to help us reach our matching gift goal!

Haiden & Angel

Whooping Cranes

$50 could buy 60 pounds of crane feed

Once on the brink of extinction, whooping cranes are making a comeback. Send Haiden and Angel a gift of specially made crane feed!

ernie the north american porcupine eating food while on log


North American Porcupine

$100 could buy 40 pounds of carrots

Ernie is one of our Ambassador Animal superstars! Help deliver a serving of crunchy carrots that are part of his daily diet.

African painted dog outside in habitat

Rafiki, Wiki, Modo, & Tamu

African Painted Dogs

$250 could buy 120 pounds of meat

After a 3-year absence, African painted dogs are back at the Zoo. Welcome them to their new home with some mouthwatering meat!

Marley, Rijo, Dru, & Max

Giant River Otters

$500 could buy 240 pounds of catfish

You can find our giant river otters in the beautiful new Pantanal exhibit. This holiday season, give them a festive fish frenzy!

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Questions? Please contact or call 713.533.6819