World Giraffe Day

June 24, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the giraffe habitat
Special Giraffe Keeper Talks at 10:30 and 1:30

Celebrate giraffes and learn more about these long-necked giants as we enjoy the longest days of the year. We’ll have giraffe-themed activities, opportunities to meet the giraffe keepers, and the chance to purchase some exclusive animal souvenirs.

Populations of giraffes in the wild have declined 40% within the last 15 years. They have already gone extinct in seven different African countries. Find out how you can help protect their habitat and reverse that trend!

This free event is included with your paid Zoo admission and is free for zoo members.

NE building closing

Thursday, June 22, Natural Encounters will close early at 2:30 for a private event.

Chimps off exhibit

Tue – Wed, June 20-21, chimpanzees will be off exhibit while we perform maintenance on their habitat.

Family Nature Club

Ever heard of the Waugh Drive Bat Bridge? Come with us to go see it! We will venture to Buffalo Bayou Park at Waugh Drive to explore some of the dirt paths and then watch the emergence of Texas’ largest colony of resident Mexican free-tailed bats!

Family Nature Club is an opportunity for families to get outside together and explore nature! Each program takes place at various parks and nature centers around Houston, and is a great chance to find a new hangout for your herd.

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Family Nature Club

Join us at the Mercer Arboretum & Botantic Gardens. Bring your binoculars! Evening is the perfect time to look for wildlife activity in the trees of Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens. One of their wonderful staff will accompany us on this adventure.

Family Nature Club is an opportunity for families to get outside together and explore nature! Each program takes place at various parks and nature centers around Houston, and is a great chance to find a new hangout for your herd.

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Girl Scout Overnight

Spend the night at the Zoo for a unique, after-hours experience which includes interactive activities, a guided tour, animal meet & greet, a pizza dinner, and a continental breakfast! We also offer badge overnights for Girl and Boy Scouts. Badge Wild Winks include all that is offered with regular overnights, plus participants will complete badge requirements.

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Girl Scout Overnight

Spend the night at the Zoo for a unique, after-hours experience which includes interactive activities, a guided tour, animal meet & greet, a pizza dinner, and a continental breakfast! We also offer badge overnights for Girl and Boy Scouts. Badge Wild Winks include all that is offered with regular overnights, plus participants will complete badge requirements.

More Information and Registration

Girl Scout Overnight

Spend the night at the Zoo for a unique, after-hours experience which includes interactive activities, a guided tour, animal meet & greet, a pizza dinner, and a continental breakfast! We also offer badge overnights for Girl and Boy Scouts. Badge Wild Winks include all that is offered with regular overnights, plus participants will complete badge requirements.

More Information and Registration

Girl Scout Overnight

Spend the night at the Zoo for a unique, after-hours experience which includes interactive activities, a guided tour, animal meet & greet, a pizza dinner, and a continental breakfast! We also offer badge overnights for Girl and Boy Scouts. Badge Wild Winks include all that is offered with regular overnights, plus participants will complete badge requirements.

More Information and Registration

Girl Scout Overnight

Spend the night at the Zoo for a unique, after-hours experience which includes interactive activities, a guided tour, animal meet & greet, a pizza dinner, and a continental breakfast! We also offer badge overnights for Girl and Boy Scouts. Badge Wild Winks include all that is offered with regular overnights, plus participants will complete badge requirements.

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Thanks to TXU Energy, we’re open late again this Friday for Cool Nights. This week, we’re hosting a Pollinator Party! Learn about butterflies, bees, and bats and the important role they play in producing some of your favorite foods. With music, games, and activities, we’ve got tons of fun for the whole family. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks to TXU Energy, we’re open late again this Friday for Cool Nights. This week, we’re hosting a Pollinator Party! Learn about butterflies, bees, and bats and the important role they play in producing some of your favorite foods. With music, games, and activities, we’ve got tons of fun for the whole family.

Our Jacob's four-horned sheep are shedding their winter weight just in time for the summer heat! Hawthorne and Hemingway were treated to a makeover that relieved them of 10% of their total weight. Their wool will be used as enrichment for other animals this summer. Check out their stylish transformation in these before and after pictures. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Jacobs four-horned sheep are shedding their winter weight just in time for the summer heat! Hawthorne and Hemingway were treated to a makeover that relieved them of 10% of their total weight. Their wool will be used as enrichment for other animals this summer. Check out their stylish transformation in these before and after pictures.

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What do you mean by "enrichment"? You gonna give the wool to the monkeys to spin and turn into clothes?

i know they must feel so much better, especially with the heat coming in!!!

Is there any chance that they might sunburn with their wool being so short now?

Looking good :) least now they can enjoy the sun instead of getting too hot under all that wool

These sheep are one of my favorite breeds of sheep. Very cute!

Aww. ♥️. Sheep sheeps!

Looking very cool!! Thanks I am sure they appreciate it!! 😀

Wow! They are beautiful

I love their names. 😍

OMG! Cute either way! Awwwwwwwwwww

Ahhh, much better!

Looking like hot stuff guys!!!!

Visual proof that a fur coat makes you look heavier.

They are beautiful!!! 😍😍

Lana Wynne, we have missed you on Fridays!

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Is Levi still there too? He was my favorite!

Maryalice Torres that's Tony 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

Juana Searcy lol.

TheQueen MrsAndrea Puentes

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