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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Saving the St. Vincent Parrot
Outside of St. Vincent, an island in the Caribbean, the Houston Zoo is the only place in North America to have a captive breeding colony of St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ national bird,…
Happy World Bee Day!
Springtime Sea Turtle Check Up and Release
14 Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles Released into the Wild
Waste Management at the Zoo
Spring Break Sea Turtle Release
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.
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: