Written by Dena Honeycutt
Every time you visit the Houston Zoo, you are saving animals in the wild. Zoe the Zookeeper’s Howlerween Adventure (during Zoo Boo) highlights one of the many ways the Houston Zoo helps our partners in the field. The adventure involves four quick kid-friendly games that teaches kids the process of reintroducing injured or rescued wild howler monkeys back into the wilds of Belize.
When you visit the zoo during Zoo Boo, Zoe’s Howlerween Adventure is on the map. Kids will get a stamp in the guide map after each game and at the end of the adventure, they will receive a special Howler Conservation Hero button!
The Primate department has been raising awareness and fundraising for Wildtracks in Belize www.wildtracksbelize.org (rescues, rehabilitates and releases howler monkeys and manatees) since 2009 during Zoo Boo. We also have a merchandise table selling one of kind animal art work and items made by zookeepers. All proceeds benefit Wildtracks. We also have an annual adult-friendly event called Hops for Howlers at Saint Arnolds.