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Houston Zoo

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Feast With the Beasts 2013: Lions and Tigers and Food, Oh My!

    This year's Feast with the Beasts benefit for the Houston Zoo was a sold-out event that had people running from animal display to animal display and food tent to food tent to soak up every bit of excitement, even in the rain. This was the 8th annual feast, and the event has become something that peo ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 24, 2013

    Houston Haunts: The 2013 Houston Halloween Guide

    Find out where to make th emost of the spookiest time of the year

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Wine Pairing Dinners, Cocktails at the Zoo & More

    On Tuesday, September 17, at 7 p.m., Bistro Provence wants to treat you to an evening with rosé wines during La Vie en Rosé. Enjoy a four-course meal paired with rosé wines from French Country Wines for $70. Start with grilled almonds and tomato tapenade, followed by a watercress gazpacho, then s ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 25, 2012

    Bayou City Boo

    This year's best Halloween parties.

  • Culture

    October 18, 2012

    Bayou City Boo!

    2012 Houston Press Halloween Guide

  • Culture

    October 11, 2012

    Bayou City Boo!

    Where to celebrate everyone's favorite holiday.

  • Music

    May 17, 2012

    Blanco's: The Time Machine

    A honky-tonk with a city built around it.

  • Culture

    October 20, 2011

    A Scary Good Time

    The Houston Press Guide to Halloween

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2011
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    July 15, 2011

    "New Houston" Rappers Release Bumper Crop Of New Videos

    Nan Sea via Flickr​There's this manmade pond near the entrance of the Houston Zoo. It's a great big rectangle that connects to nothing else. There are some statues in it, and some of that nasty vegetation that grows on top of pond water. And there are fish in it too. A shitload of fish. The w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    What's Closed: Your One-Stop List, Updated Throughout the Day

    ​The announcements of closings due to the anticipated winter storm are beginning to roll in, the most significant so far being HISD closing all its schools and offices tomorrow. We'll be keeping a list of what's closed and updating it throughout the day, so check back frequently for news. Our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    The Houston Zoo Gets a New African Forest Café

    ​Hungry zoo-goers now have a new, and decidedly better, option to satisfy their tummy rumblings. I recently got a sneak peak of the Twiga Terrace Restaurant that opened in the brand-new African Forest section of the zoo. The African Forest is a huge expansion that allows guests to take a jou ... More >>

  • News

    October 14, 2010

    Head Out

    Our guide to Halloween's best haunts

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Houston Zoo May Improve Our City's Brutal Reputation On Cable TV

    For a while now, cable viewers have had their image of how Houston treats its animals shaped by Animal Planet's Animal Cops, which shows us basically torturing very cute puppies, just for kicks.Happily, the image may be about to change, when the National Geographic WILD channel airs Zoo Confidentia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Houston Zoo Cute-Off: And Then There Were Two

    Photos by Christopher Patronella, Jr.​ You know how in the `80s, the NFC dominated the AFC in the Super Bowl, so that the real NFC Championship Game was the real title game and the Super Bowl was a foregone conclusion?We're kinda getting that feeling with the 2010 Houston Zoo Cute-Off. We love Lou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    The Houston Zoo Cute-Off: The Final Four

    The Final Four is here in the 2010 Houston Zoo Cute-Off, the cut-throat competition to determine just who is the cutest of all.Round two results were decisive, setting up a Final Four for the ages. It's1. Lou the tenrecPhotos by Christopher Patronella, Jr.​

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    The Houston Zoo Cute-Off: Last Chance For First-Round Votes!!

    The epic tournament of adorableness, also known as the Houston Zoo Cute-Off, is in full swing.Time is running out to cast your votes to see who makes it out of the first round.Will it be Hasani?Photos by Christopher Patronella, Jr.​

  • 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 >>

  • Calendar

    April 22, 2010

    "Robert Glen and Sue Stolberger: The Wildlife of Africa"

    The Houston Zoo exhibits art inspired by the world's most ferocious beasts

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    March 25, 2010

    Call of the Wild: Cristina Mittermeier

    Take it from a woman who's been there

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    More Tats, More Social Deviance, Texas Tech Reports

    ​Texas Tech's school of sociology will soon publish a study claiming a link between the number of tattoos a college student has and their level of social deviance, which is defined in the study as proclivities for binge drinking, promiscuity, frequent marijuana use and occasional use of other drug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    6 Days of Giftmas: Culture Vultures

    Photo by toastforbrekkie The Corn Poppy, at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston​Sick of corporate Christmas? Try shopping local. Hair Balls presents a 12-part series highlighting ideas for holiday gifts made and sold in Texas. Don't listen to those Yankees who say Texas has no culture. Houston ... More >>

  • News

    October 22, 2009

    Get All Dressed Up

    There's plenty of places to go this Halloween. Check out our updated listings.

  • News

    October 15, 2009

    Get All Dressed Up

    There's plenty of places to go this Halloween.

  • News

    October 8, 2009

    Get All Dressed Up

    There's plenty of places to go this Halloween.

  • News

    October 1, 2009

    Get All Dressed Up

    There's plenty of places to go this Halloween.

  • Calendar

    July 2, 2009
  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Hit Hermann

    In time for summer, the park's had a facelift.

  • 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 >>

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2009

    Houston Zoo Free Admission Day

    Start the New Year off with a freebie

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2008

    Wild Winks Overnight

    Web exclusive!

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2008

    Museum District Day

    Visit Houston’s temples of knowledge, speed-dating style

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008
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    April 18, 2008

    Last Night: Negativland at Rice University

    Negativland Herring Hall, Rice University April 17, 2008 Better Than: Someone leaping out of a van Old School-style, kidnapping and blindfolding you, then reading Scientology for Dummies through a megaphone. I guess. Download: Negativland's all-time classic "U2," profane outtakes of American Top ... 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

    August 24, 2006

    Image of the Week

    Baby giraffe

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    We Know What You Should Do This Summer

    Your guide to beaches, water parks, day trips, festivals and more

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Grass Routes

    Spread your blanket and relax at these eight picnic spots

  • Calendar

    January 27, 2005

    Black Like Me

    The Menil Collection gets "Deep"

  • Calendar

    November 11, 2004

    Block Party

    The Third Ward gets down and artsy with the "48 Hours" fest

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2004

    Drowning by Numbers

    Suzanne OMalley authors a countdown to tragedy

  • Calendar

    January 29, 2004
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    October 16, 2003

    A Rare Scare

    At Zoo Boo, the creatures are caged, but the clown is loose

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2003

    Snapping Away

    Third Ward students chronicle the urban landscape

  • News

    May 20, 1999

    Sick and Fired

    Former curator Karl Peterson has been shut out of the zoo, and he wants to know why

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    May 14, 1998
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    May 15, 1997
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    March 3, 1994
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