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I.D.E.A. Team

At Houston Zoo, we want every staff member to thrive and evolve into the best versions of themselves, to be their authentic selves at work.

A Zoo for All

The Houston Zoo is a Zoo for All. Being a destination of choice for our community and visitors of all backgrounds, while being a workplace of choice means having a people culture that naturally integrates the tenants of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility.

Joining our Houston Zoo family means promoting a culture of mutual care and respect and striving to make the most meaningful and positive impact.

Our mission of connecting communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife is ingrained in who we are — it’s how we care, grow, and succeed together as one team to become a leader in the global movement to save wildlife.


I.D.E.A. Mission

The Houston Zoo is working toward a more equitable organization. The I.D.E.A. Team will foster relationships to build a representative and inclusive culture that celebrates the diverse voices of our staff, encourages equity, and supports accessibility.

Watch the video below to hear from Lee Ehmke, the Zoo’s president and CEO, on diversity and inclusion.