The Houston Zoo saves animals in the wild by partnering with like-minded 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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Good News: We are Protecting Gorillas in the Wild
Gorillas are amazing! They are social, intelligent, they care for their young much like we do, they build a nest each night to sleep in, and the list goes on. The Houston Zoo…
Good News: We Are Protecting Peter Rabbit’s Cousins in the Wild
Good News: We are Creating Food Gardens for Animal Pollinators
Good News: The Zoo is Saving Sea Turtles
Good News: We are Ensuring Giraffes are Protected in the Wild
Good News: We are Saving a Local Bird from Extinction
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: