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Thank You for Giving the Gift of Grub!

GiftofGrub15_LogoThe Houston Zoo’s animal family grows every year—along with our grocery bill! That’s why we’re so thankful for the phenomenal generosity shown by our Houston Zoo donors during the 2015 Gift of Grub campaign.

More than 1,700 individual donors made this Gift of Grub effort our most successful yet, with $139,000 raised through December 31! Our partner, TXU Energy, doubled the grub goodness by matching the first $50,000 in gifts, bringing the total to $189,000 in support of the Houston Zoo and our animals.

Since 2010, TXU Energy’s matching gift challenge has made Gift of Grub wildly successful. We are grateful for their incredible dedication to the Houston Zoo.

More than 6,000 animal ambassadors reside at the Houston Zoo and inspire us every day to learn more about the natural world. Our animals deserve only the best care, which starts with nutritious meals and tasty treats! Providing first-class care to our animals is quite an expense, but it’s worth every penny because they represent hope for the future of so many species in the wild.

Thank you again to every Houston Zoo supporter and TXU Energy for sharing our commitment to the well-being of our animals.

If you missed the 2015 Gift of Grub campaign but would like to support the Houston Zoo’s animals all year long, consider making a gift to the Houston Zoo Fund.