Texas, Our Texas! Wildlife Spotlight on Species Event

Contortionist SMCome out to the Houston Zoo and show off your Texas pride this Friday and Saturday, May 20th and 21st. We will be hosting a Native Texas Wildlife Spotlight on Species event highlighting and showcasing just some of Texas’s own native species living at the zoo. Here you can participate in fun activities, learn cool facts, watch training demonstrations, and much more! Activities are free with admission!

Don’t forget to check out Houston Urban Wildlife Facebook page where you can learn more about your creepy crawling friends or get more information about an animal you may have spotted in your backyard or even on your last hike.  By downloading your pictures to their page they will help to properly identify and give some fun facts about our native species.

So come on out to the Houston Zoo and show off your Texas pride and spirit by supporting your native Texas wildlife!

Carnivore Keeper Chats: Both days Friday May 20th and Saturday May 21st

10:00AM- Jaguar keeper chat

11:30AM-Black Bear enrichment toss/keeper chat

1:00PM-Ocelot Chat

2:00PM-Cougar training session/keeper chat

10:30AM and 1:45PM- Meet some animals up close!

Children’s Zoo Keeper Chats:

Friday, May 20th:

10:00 Bobcat Chat at exhibit

10:30 North American Porcupine Chat in Texas Plaza

2:30 North American River Otter Chat at exhibit

10:30, 11:30, and 12:30 Front Entry chats featuring native species.

Saturday, May 21st:

10:30 Swift Fox Chat at exhibit

1:15 Harris Hawk in the Texas Plaza

2:30 Bobcat Chat at exhibit

Bird Keeper Chats:

Both days Friday May 20th and Saturday May 21st

1:30 PM-Pelican Feeding

Horticulture Keeper Chats:

I'm Not Doing Anything SM

Friday May 20th

10AM and 1PM-Butterfly garden/native carnivorous plants chat

Saturday May 21st

10AM and 12PM- Butterfly garden/native carnivorous plants chat

Carnivore Keeper Chats: Both days Friday May 20th and Saturday May 21st

10:00AM- Jaguar keeper chat

11:30AM-Black Bear enrichment toss/keeper chat

1:00PM-Ocelot Chat

2:00PM-Cougar training session/keeper chat

10:30AM and 1:45PM- Meet some animals up close!

Children’s Zoo Keeper Chats:

Friday, May 20th:

10:00 Bobcat Chat at exhibit

10:30 North American Porcupine Chat in Texas Plaza

2:30 North American River Otter Chat at exhibit

10:30, 11:30, and 12:30 Front Entry chats featuring native species.

Saturday, May 21st:

10:30 Swift Fox Chat at exhibit

1:15 Harris Hawk in the Texas Plaza

2:30 Bobcat Chat at exhibit

Bird Keeper Chats: Both days Friday May 20th and Saturday May 21st

1:30 PM-Pelican Feeding

Horticulture Keeper Chats:

Friday May 20th

10AM and 1PM-Butterfly garden/native carnivorous plants chat

Saturday May 21st

10AM and 12PM- Butterfly garden/native carnivorous plants chat

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Social Media Guy to Sea Lion Keeper: Can you send me a pic of you working with the sea lions in this chilly weather?

Sea Lion Keeper: Sure... (sends picture next to sea lion statue)

SMG: I'm still using this.
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Social Media Guy to Sea Lion Keeper: Can you send me a pic of you working with the sea lions in this chilly weather?

Sea Lion Keeper: Sure... (sends picture next to sea lion statue)

SMG: Im still using this.

 

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Are there some zoo animals that enjoy this weather?

SMG is another reason why Houston Zoo is the best Zoo!

Are we positive that’s the statue rather than it really just being that cold? 😛

More snow for TJ and Max ❤️ lucky them!

That’s my best friend Sophie for ya! 😂

Brrrrr

Omg the Zoo is so awesome 😂😂😂 Alana Berry

Omg be warm sweetoe

Haha!! Good one!

Sweetie 💞

Ashley Jucker 😂

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Weve heard of stalagmites but is stalagmice a thing?

 

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Ok, it took me a minute to get this. I was literally zooming in to try to find the mouse. 🤦🏻‍♀️🙄😂

Cindy Christina Angela Ramirez see I told y’all! Lol

I fell for the mouse thing too..

“Baby it’s cold outside!”

That's nothing! Talk to keepers from the northern states or Canada!

i was honestly looking for a mouse lol

Johnnie R. Summerlin, cool, see the "stalagm ice"?

Wow,that is so neat!

Annecia Wesley but where is the ice bacon? Lol

Two words. Pipe insulation.

That’s awesome!

Ana Rivers Smith cool!

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Brrrr. It’s cold out there! We have made the decision to close the Houston Zoo tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 17. Don’t worry, the animals are safe and warm in their night houses!

A limited number of staff from departments like Animal Programs, Safety and Security and Operations/Facilities will be onsite to perform essential services and have the Zoo ready for us to reopen Thursday morning.

A big ol' high-five to our awesome team members who braved this icy cold to come in and care for our animals and zoo facilities.
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Safety and welfare of the animals first! Thanks guys for all you do.

Yes thank you for everything yall do to keep the animals safe .. y'all keep safe and warm

Thank you for taking good care of our animals!

Thank u for keeping those Babies safe and warm!❤️

Thank you for all you do!

Thank you for ZOO LIGHTS. it was amazing this year!

Thank you, zoo team. Stay safe!

Mandy Rinker— really? Too cold? You’re from the Midwest girl

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thank you for all you do and keep the furry babies warm

Ty

Thank you for taking care of our precious animals that we love to come see!

Thank you for keeping those beautiful animals safe. 💕

Thank you for making sure the animals are safe and warm.

Thank you for all you do for these amazing animals!!

Go, Erika!!!

Thank you 💕

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