Turtle: Success!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Zoo this past Saturday, March 1st for our Save a Turtle Saturday event! We had such a great turnout for the Member Morning at the Aquarium and throughout the day. We can’t wait to celebrate turtles with you again next year!

Some highlights from the day:

Did you know we have turtles living in exhibits with our primates? At the orangutan exhibit staff told guests about the turtles who live in the moat!
Did you know we have turtles living in exhibits with our primates? At the orangutan exhibit staff told guests about the turtles who live in the moat!
Everyone was excited to help save turtles!
Everyone was excited to help save turtles!
Kids recycled paper grocery bags and made their very own turtle shells!
Kids recycled paper grocery bags and made their very own turtle shells!
Guests learned about turtles through biofacts and saw signs that the Zoo made for public beaches in Galveston to create more awareness of our local sea turtles!
Guests learned about turtles through biofacts and saw signs that the Zoo made for public beaches in Galveston to create more awareness of our local sea turtles!
The Vet Clinic joined us to show guests how they assist wild sea turtles who visit the zoo when they need extensive medical care.
The Vet Clinic joined us to show guests how they assist wild sea turtles who visit the zoo when they need extensive medical care.
Guests stopped by the Reptile House to learn about exotic turtle species and how they could help save these animals in the wild!
Guests stopped by the Reptile House to learn about exotic turtle species and how they could help save these animals in the wild!
Visitors made different pledges of actions they could take to help save our local sea turtles!
Visitors made different pledges of actions they could take to help save our local sea turtles!

If you would like to help us save turtles in the wild, please click here to learn more and donate!



Search Blog & Website

Subscribe to the Blog

Enter your email address to subscribe and receive new blog posts by email.

Houston Zoo Facebook Page

Houston Zoo added 132 new photos to the album: Yellowstone in the Winter.

Here are some great shots of all the fun we had on our winter Yellowstone trip. Take the trip of a lifetime with us! www.houstonzoo.org/experiences/travel-with-the-zoo/
... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

Here are some great shots of all the fun we had on our winter Yellowstone trip. Take the trip of a lifetime with us! http://www.houstonzoo.org/experiences/travel-with-the-zoo/

Danielle DeChellis, Yozzéf Luyz Zamora-Nuñez and 152 others like this

View previous comments

Susan Labossiere DraperStunning!

1 day ago
Avatar

Natalie ThornburghLuis Gonzalez 😍

24 hours ago   ·  1
Avatar

Taylor WalkerJudson

18 hours ago
Avatar

Bill KuhnerLove it, so beautiful.

14 hours ago
Avatar

Kathy Lewis DeeThanks so much for sharing.

10 hours ago
Avatar

Lori CainFabulous photos! I am going on this trip with you one day Renee!

10 hours ago
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

Last night, we had our 500th person to take the pledge to go plastic bag free for 3 months! Seen here with Gonzo247, the artist of the ocean mural, their pledge to go plastic bag free ensures animals like sea turtles who mistake plastic trash in the ocean for food, will be protected. After making the pledge, they were able to put their thumbprint on Gonzo247’s ocean mural, helping to color in the very wildlife they are helping to protect with their action! ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

View on Facebook
Animals In Action

Recent Videos