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Hoofed Run

Who Lives in the Hoofed Run
Baird’s Tapir
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Capybara
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Duiker
Bongo
Anteater

About Hoofed Run

Hoofed Run is divided into two areas, West and East. On the western edge of the Zoo, just past Birds of the World, is our West Hoofed Run. It’s currently home to zebras and okapi. On the eastern edge of the Zoo, past our elephant habitat and before you enter the African Forest, is East Hoofed Run. Look for it on the left of your Zoo map. Here you’ll find several species of African animals, including okapi, duiker, and the endangered bongo antelope. Joining them are unique animals from the Americas, the Baird’s tapir, giant anteater and the capybara. Some habitats contain a mix of species, with Stanley cranes or giant rhea birds to keep the hoofed animals company.

Behind the Scenes

Meet Kim
Kim has been a Hoofed Stock keeper at Houston Zoo for almost 6 years, but has been a zookeeper for 10. She works with giraffes, rhinos and much more!
Meet Jessica
Jessica loves being a member of the Hoofed Stock team and you can find her all over the Zoo, working in many of the exhibits with our hoofed animals.
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Meet Memory
Memory volunteered with Zoo Crew and interned with several animal departments. After completing her degree in biology, she now works at the Zoo.

Baby Okapi


Did You Know?

The capybara is the largest rodent in the world. It’s related to the guinea pig, but capybara are six times as large and weigh 50 times as much!