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Each Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. CST, we host a Facebook Live to bring the Zoo to YOU! Join us for updates of what our furred, flippered, and feathered friends are up to and how our zookeepers are caring for them.

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We hope you enjoyed this morning’s Peter Rabbit update! 

Galapagos tortoises can grow to be about 150 pounds! We hope you enjoyed learning more about our tortoises this morning with Zookeeper Eddie. Watch the replay.

In the 1940s, there were around only 20 whooping cranes left in the wild. Thanks to conservation efforts, their population has increased and there are now over 850 whooping cranes. Watch this morning’s livestream with Zookeepers Tim and Stephanie.

See our sea lions participate in a recycling challenge and take the pledge to reduce your single-use plastics and help save sea lions in the wild!

Learn more about our North American river otters, Jack and Belle, and how you can help save them in the wild by making the switch to reusable water bottles and shopping bags.

Believe it or not, these mighty tenrecs are most closely related to elephants! Learn more about our tenrec trio from Children’s Zoo Supervisor Danielle.

Learn more about some of our smallest residents at the Zoo from Zookeeper Declan as we celebrate #InsectWeek!

Find out more about Curly, our Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth, from Zookeeper Tessa!

Learn more about two of our Ambassador snakes, William Snakespeare, our ball python, and Jolt, our Sonoran gopher snake, from Camp Supervisor Nick!

Check out our final daily Bringing the Zoo to You Facebook Live as Jackie, our director of public relations shares more about some of the modifications you can expect when you visit the Zoo and some of the items you can purchase at our gift shop.

Learn more about our herd from Rob, our elephant manager, and see the youngest member, Nelson, up close!

Hear from Jackie, our director of public relations, as she shares more about the Zoo’s reopening plans and answers frequently asked questions from viewers.

Check out a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of our upcoming South America’s Pantanal exhibit opening later this year.

Learn more about our southern white rhino, George, from Zookeeper John as gets a bath.

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Learn more about our bachelor gorilla troop from Zookeeper Ashley as she does an ice pop toss to them as part of today’s enrichment.

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Learn more about our youngest Schmidt’s red-tailed guenon, Peter Rabbit, from Zookeeper Miriam!

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Learn more about our pollinators from Children’s Zoo Supervisor Michelle as we chat with Rodeo Houston!

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Watch Zookeepers Andy and Cody from the Houston Zoo’s Sea Turtle Hospital release three green sea turtles back into the wild.

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Just like humans, giraffes have seven neck vertebrae! Learn more about our Masai giraffes from Zookeeper Kendall!

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Learn more from Zookeeper and APC Recovery Program Coordinator, Amber, as she takes you on a behind the scenes look at the work we’re doing to restore the Attwater’s prairie chicken population in the wild.

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Watch as Zookeeper Chris gives viewers a behind the scenes tour of our Turtle Building.

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Learn how we’re helping save birds in the wild like the Guam Rail from Bird Curator Hannah and see our Ambassador Guam Rail, Hurao, clean the waterways as part of his training. Zookeepers Sydney and Tessa are also sharing more about the endangered golden lion tamarins.

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Sifakas can jump 20 feet from tree to tree! Learn more about our sifaka family from Zookeeper Tiffany!

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Jaguars have the strongest bite force of any cat! Watch our female jaguar jump 9 feet in the air for her bone-in meat enrichment and learn more about this elusive big cat species from Zookeeper Tori.

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Ahead of World Migratory Bird Day, we’re taking you behind the scenes to introduce you to a few of our bird species that are off exhibit with Zookeeper Jessica.

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See our oldest male elephant, Thailand, who will be 55 in June, get an elephant bath from Zookeepers Mandy and Kim.

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Banded archer fish shoot a jet of water at their prey to knock it into the water! Learn more about some of our unusual fish in our Natural Encounters building from Zookeepers Kenny and Denise.

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Learn more about the Swap Shop and how trading works from Senior Naturalist Sara and even meet a few of our Texas native Ambassador Animals with Zookeeper Tianna.

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Ankole cattle date back 4,000 years ago! Learn more about our three Ankole cattle from Zookeeper Memory.

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Komodo dragons are the largest living lizard in the world! We’re taking viewers up close with Boga, our 12-year-old Komodo dragon as he eats a whole pig to help exercise his jaw and encourage natural behaviors they would display in the wild.

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Learn more about our lion pride from Carnivore Supervisor Kathy and see them interact with a variety of enrichment.

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Learn how we are helping save Houston toads in the wild through our Houston Toad Recovery Program and meet Zookeepers Matt and Brittanie.

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Zookeeper Russell shares more about one of our Ambassador Animals, Ernie, the North American Porcupine.

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Zookeeper Kendall shares more about two of our Baird’s tapirs, Molli and Frida for #WorldTapirDay.

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Bennett takes us up close with Milly, our three-banded armadillo, and Anna from Horticulture.

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Zookeeper Lisa shares more about one of our nocturnal friends, Ninerec the tenrec!

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Zookeeper Cheka shares more about our orangutans, Rudi and Kelly from their habitat!

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Water Quality Technician Karen takes us on an up-close look from inside our Kathrine G. McGovern Texas Wetlands.

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Learn more about the playful North American river otter from Zookeeper Jay and meet otters, Jack and Belle!

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Texas is home to more snake species than any other state in the U.S. Learn more about some of our native species from Zookeeper Chris!

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Did you know meerkats can dig 6-7 ft. below ground! Learn more about our mob from Zookeeper Hayley as she takes you up close with our meerkats.

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Learn more about our flamboyance of flamingos from Zookeeper Steve!

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Zookeeper Heather takes viewers up close at our Coastal Pool to learn more about our brown pelicans, ruddy ducks, and laughing gull.

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Okapis are the only living relative of giraffes. Learn more about our Okapis, Kwame and Sukari from Zookeeper Jessica.

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It’s about to get otterly adorable! Zookeeper Priscilla shares more about our two Asian small-clawed otters, Danh Tu and Hope.

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Take a behind scenes look at our veterinary clinic with Dr. Joe as Dr. Judilee performs an exam on a wild green sea turtle.

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Learn more about one of the most unique mammals in the world from Zookeeper Hayley and Peter, vice president of conservation & education.

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Zookeeper Memory is taking you behind the scenes to meet Mumbles our white rhino!

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Our Zookeepers Scott, Chris, and Priscilla are taking you up close to meet the largest living tortoise, the Galapagos tortoise, along with a few of our other tortoise species.

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We’re taking you behind the scenes at the Bug House with Zookeeper Julie and General Curator Kevin!

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Zookeeper Kenny is talking all about our school of red-bellied piranhas and highlighting a feeding.

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General Curator Kevin and our Carnivore team are sharing all about our cougars, Shasta and Haley, from our cougar den.

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Zookeeper Sydney is here to tell you all about Clark, our green-winged macaw, including his favorite song!

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Zookeepers Marisol and Natalie are sharing more about our adorable red pandas, Li Ming and Také.

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Our Zookeepers Kathy and Danielle are taking you on an up-close adventure with our clouded cubs, Nova and Luna!

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Get an up-close look at sea lion training and enrichment with sea lions Jonah and Kamia along with their keepers Sophie, Krista, and Amanda.

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Once on the brink of extinction, learn more about our whooping cranes, Heiden and Angel, who reside in our Kathrine G. McGovern Texas Wetlands Exhibit. Bird Zookeeper Kelly takes us up close!

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Meet Primates Zookeepers Agnieszka and Victoria as they highlight our chimpanzee troop.

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Learn more about our mongoose mob from Children’s Zookeeper Brian.

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Hang with Curly the sloth and his zookeepers and learn more about our two-toed sloth.

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Zookeepers Mandy and Kim take us up-close during an elephant bath with elephants Tess, Tupelo, and Tilly. Tune in to see the surprise cameo!

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Tag along on a cheetah walk with the carnivore team and Dash, one of our male cheetahs here at the Zoo.

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It’s a goat social! Children’s Zookeepers Natalie and Dan are bringing some of our adorable goats to you.

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Our giraffes can brighten anyone’s day! Elephant zookeepers Heather and John share all about our giraffe herd.

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