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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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Lemur Researcher Dr. Jonah Ratsimbazafy Trains the Next Generation of Wildlife Saving Heroes
July 16, 2019

Lemur Researcher Dr. Jonah Ratsimbazafy Trains the Next Generation of Wildlife Saving Heroes

Each year, 10 students from universities around the US are selected to spend a summer at the Houston Zoo in order to train, learn, and work alongside Zoo staff and regional conservation partners…

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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