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Climbing for Clouded Leopards


November 10, 2016
Presented by the Greater Houston Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers at the Texas Rock Gym


Join the Greater Houston Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers, GHCAAZK, for the sixth annual Climbing for Clouded Leopards fundraiser at the Texas Rock Gym! Proceeds from this event support clouded leopard research and conservation efforts.

Thursday, November 10, 2016
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Texas Rock Gym
1526 Campbell Rd
Houston, TX 77055

  • There will be a silent auction and raffle again this year! The silent auction will include art created by Houston Zoo animals.
  • All ages are welcome, and no climbing experience is necessary.
  • Overflow parking will be across the street in the VFW parking lot.

Check back for additional details and a schedule as we get closer to the event.


Who We Help

Proceeds will benefit the Bornean Clouded Leopard Programme to assist with radio collaring and camera trap research and conservation efforts. The Borneo Clouded Leopard Programme was founded in January of 2007 to study the behavior and distribution of Bornean wildcats, the effects of habitat destruction on population numbers, and to investigate threats to wild populations from hunting and trade. To learn more about their work, please visit their blog:

Bornean Clouded Leopard Programme Blog

Can’t Make It? Donate Online!

If you can’t make it to the event but would like to make a donation to support clouded leopards, you can donate online now:

Thank You to the Texas Rock Gym, who will be donating 50% of all proceeds to the event! They will be offering some membership specials during the event, so if you enjoy the rock climbing you can come back for more, at a discount!

About Clouded Leopards

Clouded leopards are an elusive endangered cat that lives in the Himalayas, southern China, and from Taiwan to peninsula Malaysia. They are amazing climbers and spend lots of time up in the trees. The clouded leopard is known mostly for the beautiful “cloud” pattern on its coat and because they have the longest teeth relative to body size of any living cat!

We’ll be raising money for clouded leopards with a raffle and a silent auction of special paintings by some of the Houston Zoo’s animal artists.