What’s going on in the chimpanzee habitat at the Houston Zoo right now? Find out with our live webcam below.
Our newest Zoo web cam is taking you up close with our giant river otters in South America’s Pantanal!
What’s going on in the rhino yard at the Houston Zoo right now? Find out by checking our live webcams below.
See Houston Zoo guests feed the giraffes, and take a look around their habitat!
Our western lowland gorillas share their expansive outdoor habitat with a small family of red river hogs. The gorilla habitat is large, and the gorillas have an indoor habitat as well, so you…
Since 1995, the Houston Zoo has raised and released Attwater’s prairie chickens into the wild, preventing their extinction! Did you know the Houston Zoo and NASA have a partnership to save the Attwater’s…
What’s going on in the leafcutter ant habitat at the Houston Zoo right now? Find out with our live webcam below.
What’s going on in the elephant habitat at the Houston Zoo right now? Find out with our live webcam below. Before 10:30 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m., our elephants may not be visible…
The fascinating lives of these tiny creatures is unveiled as you peer through the many glass cases inside the Bug House at its many residents from jungles, forests and deserts across the globe.
These majestic creatures are struggling to survive in the wild. The Houston Zoo partners with field conservation organizations to ensure elephants will exist for a long time to come.
Chimpanzees use many vocalizations, gestures and facial expressions to communicate with members of their family and others outside their troop. When a chimp "grins" they are really afraid or anxious. When they are happy they make a grunting noise.
The giraffe is the tallest living animal, uniquely adapted to reach plants high off the ground that other animals can't get to. Giraffes have a distinctive walking gait, moving both right legs forward and then both left. Dominance between males is established by swinging heads at one another and intertwining necks in tests of strength; you might see this behavior on your next visit to our giraffes.
AnimalSouthern White Rhinoceros
The Southern white rhino is a conservation success story: 100 years ago it was reduced to only a handful of animals. Its numbers have since rebounded to nearly 17,000, thanks to conservation efforts both at Zoos and in the wild. Wild rhinos are still under threat, primarily due to illegal poaching for their horns.
Western Lowland Gorillas are native to central Africa, though our gorillas were all born and raised in other American zoos. Here in Houston, two troops call the zoo home. They have been specifically chosen to make the move to Houston as part of the Species Survival Plan.
The pink color of a flamingo comes from their diet; in the wild, small crustaceans they eat give them their color. To filter water and food, Chilean flamingos have bristle-like projections on their tongues.
AnimalAttwater’s Prairie Chicken
While you won’t see this animal when you visit the Zoo, our zoo keepers breed these animals behind the scenes and release them into the wild to ensure they will not go extinct.