We love our Members. Their incredible support allows us to make a difference to animals both locally and all over the world. This month, we’re spotlighting a Zoo Member that deserves recognition. We’re thrilled to introduce you to December’s Featured Member: Susan Spjut.
“I grew up in Houston, and have been coming to the Houston Zoo as long as I can remember. I remember that my brother, John, (when he was probably about 12?) brought home a rooster from the zoo. It was attacking children in the petting zoo, so they gave the bird to my brother. That bird crowed every morning under my bedroom window.
I grew up on Sunset Blvd. Sometimes I could hear the lions roar. It was pretty cool. When my kids were young, we would often come to the zoo, it was free back then.
I have been a member for several years now. Mainly to support the zoo. Also because I am an artist at Archway Gallery. I take photos of the animals and using them as references paint pictures of your animals.
I love the Houston zoo, and have watched it become a much better environment for animals. I wish the world did not need zoos for the survival of so many species. The Gorilla exhibit is awesome!”
– Susan Spjut
From all of us here at the Houston Zoo, we want to say thank you to Susan and all of our Zoo Members. As a Houston Zoo Member, your support truly makes an impact on the growth of our Zoo and conservation efforts. THANKS!