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14 Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles Released into the Wild
March 24, 2021

14 Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles Released into the Wild

As many closed out their Spring Break with a trip to the beach, the Houston Zoo was helping save wild sea turtles back-to-back weekends. On Saturday, March 20, the Zoo released 14 Kemp’s…

A few of our achievements in 2018

We released 899,700 Houston Toad eggs

into the wild in 2020. This program is saving this rare Texas toad from extinction.

male Attwater's prairie chicken sitting in grass in the wild

57 Attwater's Prairie Chickens

were released into the wild in 2020. 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 50 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