Brian Hill

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Watch the Houston Zoo's Cheetahs Tear it Up on the Dynamo's Practice Field (VIDEO)

    While the Houston Zoo's cheetahs haven't broken pro sports' species barrier, they're at least able to get in a good workout at the Houston Dynamo's practice field. Thanks to the Dynamo, the six-year old brothers, Kiburi and Kito, get to run at the Houston Sports Park once or twice a month, Zoo Spok ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    The Zoo's Baby Elephant: A Scientific Test Of His Dangerous Cuteness

    Just how cute is the Houston Zoo's new baby elephant? Scientists report the official ranking is "pretty damn cute."Baylor, as he's called, has been on display for about a week, and Zoo spokesman Brian Hill says he's already a crowd favorite."This time of year is field-trip time, so we'll have two t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Houston Zoo's Valentine's Day Gets Out-Sexed By Michigan

    Battle Creek, Michigan is getting all sexy for Valentine's Day. Or at least its zoo is.In what a news station is calling "an R-rated show" that is "sure to ruffle some feathers," the Binder Park Zoo is offering "Zoorotica," where couples are given "an intimate look at animal mating rituals."Tickets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Houston Zoo Goes Ape Over Elephant-Abuse Claims

    Turns out the Houston Zoo has plenty to say about In Defense of Animals naming it one of the "Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants." "The list is an annual effort by In Defense of Animals to draw attention to their narrow agenda - to remove elephants from zoos," zoo spokesman Brian Hill tells Hair Balls. "T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    The Houston Zoo's Got More Herpes Than A Motley Crue Groupies' Convention, PETA Says

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals protested at the Houston Zoo Saturday, demanding that the zoo stop breeding elephants after the death of two-year-old Mac from the elephant herpesvirus.Hair Balls caught up with PETA spokeswoman Lindsay Rajt at the protest. "PETA is appalled that yet anoth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008

    Houston Zoo No Longer Free On Labor Day

    The Houston Zoo is a victim of its own success. Every year the Zoo sets aside several days for free admission, usually including Labor Day. But more than 30,000 people swarmed the Zoo last Labor Day, making for a hot, crowded, not-so-much-fun-after-all experience. So, no more free Labor Day. Now yo ... More >>

  • News

    February 8, 2007

    Too Late, Baby

    The zoo waited too long to feed at the trough

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2006

    Cryin' for Crikey

    Irwin gone, mate? Locals phoned the Houston Zoo to find out. As you must know, the world is mourning Steve Irwin, the "Crikey!" Australian crocodile hunter who died this weekend from a bizarre run-in with a stingray. The Australia Zoo website crashed thanks to a staggering number of worldwide hit ... More >>

  • News

    November 11, 2004

    Cut and Run

    No porn future for a Bobbitt protégé

  • Culture

    April 14, 1994

    A Sermon from the Past

    In attitude and action, Purlie Victorious feels rooted in a more hopeful time

  • Culture

    December 9, 1993

    I AM What I AM

    Talk Radio: Eric Bogosian's dark, compelling one-act explores the populist medium from hell