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The Houston Zoo saves animals in the wild by partnering with likeminded programs and organizations. We recognize that protecting our natural world is a collective task and we look for every opportunity to strengthen our impact. We support long-term solutions that promote harmony between animals and people.

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Sea Lion Keeper Inspires Nephew to Start a Wildlife-Saving Reusable Straw Company
January 17, 2019

Sea Lion Keeper Inspires Nephew to Start a Wildlife-Saving Reusable Straw Company

Hi, my name is Grayson Hawkins, and I started Your fabulous Reusable Straw Company. How did I figure out about the importance of reusable straws? My Aunt Heather, who is a sea lion…

A few of our achievements in 2018

We released 1,082,000 Houston Toad eggs

into the wild in 2018. This program is saving this rare Texas toad from extinction.

224 Attwater's Prairie Chickens

were released into the wild. The effort is saving this rare Texas bird from extinction.

52 Monarch Butterflies

received tracking tags to help protect their lengthy annual migration.

Provided Medical Care

for 131 stranded or injured wild sea turtles living on the Texas coast.

Take Action to Help Save Animals in the Wild

Every time you visit the Houston Zoo, a portion of your ticket proceeds go towards saving animals in the wild. Here are just a few more ways to take action and protect wildlife:

Six Ways You Can Take Action

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