Your gift helps Houston Zoo animals thrive
You won't believe how much food our animals eat every year.
213,600 heads of lettuce
39,058 pounds of fish
12,780 bales of hay
…and so much more!
The Houston Zoo is home to 5,500 animals representing 600 diverse species. To satisfy these varied appetites, we purchase hundreds of tons of food every year. Providing nutritious meals and healthy treats is an essential part of the world-class care we give our animals every day. When you donate to Give the Gift of Grub this holiday season, you will help your favorite animals thrive.
See how much food your gift could buy for our animals
$500 could buy 230 pounds of meat
This big cat has a roaring appetite for meat. Give Hasani a mouthwatering meal this holiday season!
$250 could buy 27 bales of hay
Our animals go through heaps of hay. Silas does his part by eating nearly a ton and a half of hay every year!
Danh Tu and Athena
Asian Small-Clawed Otters
$100 could buy 200 clams and mussels
Athena arrived this summer to pair with male, Danh-Tu, and they are getting along swimmingly. For these otters, clams and mussels are perfect for enrichment!
$50 could buy six watermelons
Watermelon makes up part of Kelly’s daily diet of tasty mixed fruit and veggies. Across the Zoo, our animals eat about 450 watermelons annually!
$25 could buy 50 pounds of carrots
Carrots are a popular item – in fact, our animals consume nearly 22,000 pounds of carrots each year. You could send crunchy carrots to Denver, one of our ambassador animal stars!
$10 could buy three frozen rats
Here’s an appetizing fact: our animals consume nearly 99,000 rodents each year. Help provide Florene with her weekly rat feeding!
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