About the Exhibit
Kathrine G. McGovern Texas Wetlands at the Houston Zoo opened to the public on Friday, May 24, 2019. The Texas Wetlands brings together three native Texas species — bald eagles, whooping cranes, and American alligators — in a lush wetland habitat. Thanks to the Endangered Species Act and the efforts of Texans, these three species, once close to extinction, now thrive in the Lone Star State.
KPRC Special: "Saving Wildlife: Texas"
In 2019, KPRC Channel 2 aired the one-hour feature of “Saving Wildlife: Texas.” KPRC anchors Keith Garvin, Sofia Ojeda, and Courtney Zavala and their children teamed up with the Houston Zoo to learn about the wildlife around our state and what’s being done to make sure those animals don’t disappear forever.
Animals to See Here
The Comeback Wit
We’re thrilled to partner with Saint Arnold Brewing Company on our very first beer: the Comeback Wit, which has an incredible story just like the animals that you’ll find in the Kathrine G. McGovern Texas Wetlands. The wit beer style was almost extinct, and it was brewed as the perfect homage to the bald eagles, whooping cranes, and American alligators
The Comeback Wit is a classic Witbier with a subtle aroma of coriander and orange peel and a distinct Belgian yeast character. The complexity of flavors in this medium-bodied ale make it crisp and refreshing. It’s perfect for a summer day!