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Upcoming Event

Saving Wildlife Expo
Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Houston Zoo is partnering with the Wildlife Conservation Network to host an all-day conservation event here at the Zoo. Conservation leaders will speak about how they are working to save lions, tapirs, native Texas animals, zebras and sharks and rays at this full-day event.

Working with Sea Turtles : Update

On Thursday May 26, NOAA Fisheries and the Houston Zoo released nine sea turtles at Stewart Beach in Galveston, Texas surrounded by hundreds of onlookers. Six of the turtles are Kemp’s ridleys, the other three are loggerheads. All but one of the turtles suffered injuries related to fishing interactions when they were accidentally caught and swallowed fishing hooks. The degree of rehabilitation and length of stay at the NOAA sea turtle facility in Galveston varied, ranging from one week to nine months. Call 1-866-TURTLE-5 to report an injured sea turtle.


A sea turtle being released in May 2016


Travel With Us

Masai Mara and Mountain Gorillas
May 13 – 21, 2017

When was the last time you had a once-in-a-lifetime experience?
This could be the next time! Join the Houston Zoo Wildlife Conservation Program and Rice University Alumni Travel Program on a unique journey to experience the famed Masai Mara in Kenya and combine this with the opportunity to twice trek Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda.

Every time you visit the Zoo, you help save animals in the wild.

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If you have any questions about our programs and partners, or would like any additional information, email us at .

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