As Houston Zoo enters our second century, we are more committed than ever to connecting communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife. We’re excited to share our new Strategic Plan: Shaping Our Second Century, with staff, volunteers and our community. Each of the four priorities in this Strategic Plan are critical to the fulfillment of our mission.
Our Zoo serves this city by bringing together Houston’s diverse communities and an incredible range of animals representing species from across the globe. Caring for 6,000 animals and maintaining our 55-acre campus requires a devoted staff from many different fields, ranging from accounting to zookeeping. Hundreds of dedicated volunteers generously contribute their time to support our animals and guests. At the same time, two million guests visit every year to connect with our animals. And around the world, our wildlife-saving conservation partners do work in their own communities to save many of the animals seen at our Zoo.
By pursuing the priorities in this Strategic Plan, we will not just do more, but do better–for our guests, volunteers, and staff; for the animals in our care; for our city; for our global wildlife-saving partners; and for the critically threatened species and habitats that require urgent conservation action.