Who Lives in the Hoofed Run
About Hoofed Run
Hoofed Run is divided into two areas, West and East. On the western edge of the Zoo, just past Birds of the World, is our West Hoofed Run. It’s currently home to zebras and okapi. On the eastern edge of the Zoo, past our elephant habitat and before you enter the African Forest, is East Hoofed Run. Look for it on the left of your Zoo map. Here you’ll find several species of African animals, including okapi, duiker, and the endangered bongo antelope. Joining them are unique animals from the Americas, the Baird’s tapir, giant anteater and the capybara. Some habitats contain a mix of species, with Stanley cranes or giant rhea birds to keep the hoofed animals company.
Behind the Scenes
Kim has been a Hoofed Stock keeper at Houston Zoo for almost 6 years, but has been a zookeeper for 10. She works with giraffes, rhinos and much more!
Jessica loves being a member of the Hoofed Stock team and you can find her all over the Zoo, working in many of the exhibits with our hoofed animals.
Memory volunteered with Zoo Crew and interned with several animal departments. After completing her degree in biology, she now works at the Zoo.