Endangered Species

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    A New Baby Okapi Was Born at the Houston Zoo, and It Wants to Kill Us All With Cuteness

    In case you needed an absolute overdose of sugary cuteness today, may we present to you this baby okapi, the Houston Zoo's newest resident. This as-yet-unnamed baby boy was born at the Houston Zoo November 6, and weighed in at about 40 pounds. He's the first okapi, or "forest giraffe," to be succes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Appeals Court Rules Texas Not at Fault in Whooper Deaths

    Back in the 1940s, there were only 16 whooping cranes left in the world. The birds, hunted for their white feathers (used for ladies hats, of all things) and shot for sport, were on the brink of extinction, but they didn't go the way of the Dodo. Instead, years of conservation efforts brought the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Lesser Prairie Chicken Listed as 'Threatened', Cornyn's Not Thrilled

    Why did the lesser prairie chicken cross the road? To get the hell out of Texas where a whole lot of people are not thrilled with the fact that the chicken, a Texas native, has been taken under the protective wing of the federal government and placed on the threatened species list by the folks over ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    PRO TIP: Never trust these things. Never ever.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've filled a vacationing co-worker's cubicle with gummi bears. Ah, delicious whimsy! Good thing it's cooled off a little; last time we tried this back in July, she came back to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    10 Fish You're Eating That Are Endangered Species

    Human beings: acting like jerks since we killed off the pupfish.​Yesterday, we touched briefly on the plight of the idiot fish, a small red fish with giant, round marbles for eyes. It's delicious, despite its odd appearance. And it's also endangered. Yet it's still sold and served across the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Idiot Fish: The Night I Ate an Endangered Species

    The idiot fish is endangered for a reason: It's delicious.​A couple of weeks back, I enjoyed a beautiful dinner at Kubo's next to a table of hilariously drunk Japanese people boisterously eating sashimi off a giant wooden boat that acted as a centerpiece/serving tray, while my dining companion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Morgan Weber

    ​Urban farmer Morgan Weber is launching Revival Meats this month. He also discusses the way we look at our food through his blog. We caught up with him to chat about his upcoming plans to market, well, the market. Eating Our Words: Tell us what Revival Meats is all about. Morgan Weber: We n ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 14, 2010

    Garbage Dreams

    Recycled choices make for a meager existence for Cairo’s slum boys

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Protect The Texas Fawnsfoot And Pimpleback, Even If They're Not Cute

    ‚ÄčA couple of months ago we brought you the sad tale of the dwindling jaguarundi, and how an environmental group was suing the U.S. Department of the Interior demanding that the agency create a conservation and survival plan for the endangered cat from South Texas. Now that same environmental group ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Texas Blind Salamander Blues

    Photo by Robb Walsh​The Texas blind salamander lives in a dark cave in San Marcos and doesn't see very well, hence the blues-guitarist moniker. It's also an endangered species. Blind Salamander Pale Ale from Rahr Brewery in Fort Worth is the first of a new series called "Rare Breed" beers. Eac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Waterin' Holes

    Photo by David A G WilsonHamilton Pool, Austin​School starts soon and Labor Day will eventually herald the unofficial end of summer. But as Houstonians know, the sweaty season lasts well into fall around here. There's still time to dip your toe in a stream or two, so Texas Traveler presents to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Protect The Texas Jaguarundi!! He's Cute!!

    The Jaguarundicourtesy of blueskull611Ever heard of the jaguarundi? Neither have we. Perhaps that's because this unique type of cat that lives along the Texas border with Mexico is endangered. Perhaps it's because nobody really cares. We're guessing it's a bit of both, but that doesn't mean every an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Birds Endagered By Man (And Ike) Going Back To The Wild

    It's freedom day for five rare birds that got blasted by Hurricane Ike. The Wildlife Rehab and Education Center, which is part of the Houston SPCA, is set to release into the wild five brown pelicans it took into its care after the storm. The brown pelicans, an endangered species, were found all o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2007

    “Fragile Nature: The Photography of Joel Sartore”

    A photographer for National Geographic takes a look at endangered species

  • Calendar

    October 11, 2007

    Feast with the Beasts

    The Houston Zoo serves up dinner

  • News

    July 3, 2003
  • Calendar

    June 20, 2002

    The Ridley Riddle

    Why are sea turtles coming to Galveston's shores?

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001