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Zoos and Aquariums

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    June 9, 2014

    When Elephant Yoga Isn't Enough

    You know obesity is still a problem in American when it affects animals in our zoos. Elephant yoga just isn't enough to help a pregnant Tess, an Asian elephant over at the Houston Zoo, shave off the pounds. According to the Houston Chronicle the pachyderm needs to shave some 500 lbs. from her more ... More >>

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    February 19, 2014

    Peacock Attacks Actually Do Exist

    Did you know that all peacocks are not peacocks? Yes, there is a difference. A male is a peacock and a female is a peahen and together they are peafowl. These exotic birds are mostly known for their enormous feathers, but they're also known to attack. On Valentine's Day, one local peacock was tas ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 28, 2013

    Two-Headed Turtle at the San Antonio Zoo: The End Times Are Upon Us

    As if Sen. Wendy Davis's filibustering wasn't an awful enough affront to the Lord our God, the San Antonio has unleashed a monster upon the world that must surely be a harbinger of Armageddon: Behold Thelma and Louise, a two-headed turtle dispatched from the Gates of Hell -- but still just cute as t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    R.I.P. Astro, The Houston Zoo's Favorite Sea Lion

    Astro, the sea lion who's been a Houston Zoo favorite ever since he arrived here off the injured-reserve list in 2009, has died, officials say. The four-year-old had been suffering from a severe case of gastroenteritis, but it will be weeks before tests determine the cause of death. "The Zoo's sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Parcel Pies and Zoos Without Tigers

    Weapons Grade: Whether or not this story of a zoo with no tigers is a metaphor for sommelier Justin Vann's work at Oxheart is beside the point; zoos do need to have fewer tigers, and we need to learn to appreciate the zoos that showcase something other than tigers. Don't know what I'm talking about? ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    March 1, 2012

    RIP Kiva, The Houston Zoo's Longtime Giraffe

    For 15 years visitors to the Houston Zoo have been entertained by Kiva, a Masai giraffe. Now he's gone to that great Serengeti in the sky. He was euthanized this morning after Zoo staff and vets decided painful degenerating arthritis in his front hoof joints could not be fixed. "Follow up x-rays i ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012
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    December 28, 2011

    We Bought a Zoo Ticket Giveaway

    We Bought a Zoo stars Matt Damon, Thomas Haden Church, Colin Ford, Scarlett Johansson, and Elle Fanning; Cameron Crowe directs. The Houston Press has ten passes to give away for the film We Bought a Zoo. These are passes for four, good any Monday through Thursday, except holidays, at any Houston A ... More >>

  • Film

    December 22, 2011

    Animal House

    Oh, don't be such a cynic. Matt Damon needs your love in We Bought a Zoo.

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    The Absolute Best "Baby Elephants In A Swimming Pool" Video Ever

    We've only today come across this Houston Zoo video, but as the drought returns it's well worth a look. Baylor and Tupelo, the Zoo's baby elephants, have never looked cuter or funnier than in this clip. And we all know how cute Baylor can be: He swept the field in our Houston Zoo Cute-Off tournamen ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Comment of the Day: The Doc and the Gazelle

    ​Today Geri Maria Harris reported on the Twiga Terrace Restaurant in the zoo's new African Forest. And Doc Ricky had some ideas he thinks would work better than Twiga's veggie burgers and three-cheese sandwiches: Nice to have an African theme, but why doesn't it extend to the food? Perfect t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Tupelo: New Baby Elephant To Challenge Baylor's Cuteness Crown

    Courtesy Houston ZooTupelo says move over, Baylor​Mere months afte winning the epic Houston Zoo Cute-Off, Baylorthe baby elephant is seeing his reign challenged by the arrival of Tupelo, an equally cute -- and younger -- rival.Such us the hard life of the jungle. Or the zoo.Tupelo entered the wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Pizza, Beer and Pixie Sticks: Partying at the Houston Zoo

    ​Last Thursday, animal enthusiasts and party crashers alike crowded the Houston Zoo's Duck Pond for their Flock of Seagulls 80s themed party. Guests were encouraged to dress up in their craziest 80s attire and nibble on mini appetizers, Saint Arnold'S Beer and 42 Below Vodka drinks while the D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    "La La La -- I Was On Drugs": Hair Balls's Seven Favorite Memories Of The Houston Zoo

    We recently stumbled on this video made by the Houston Zoo, wherein people recall their favorite memories of the place. With the long Labor Day Weekend coming up, Hair Balls has a few memories of its own...

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    August 20, 2009

    Adult Wink

    Web exclusive

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    August 13, 2009

    Death Of A Ladies' Man: R.I.P., Deano

    Photo courtesy Houston ZooDeano, 26, with Cali, 5: That's what I love about these high school seals, man. I get older, they stay the same age. ​ The Animal God giveth, and the Animal God taketh away.Not long after the birth of the World's Cutest Giraffe, an old soul has left the Houston Zoo: Deano ... More >>

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    June 11, 2009

    Wild About Wine

    Web exclusive!

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    May 28, 2009

    Photo Day at the Zoo

    Web exclusive!

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    April 9, 2009

    Easter in the Gardens

    Web exclusive!

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    March 5, 2009

    Five Flights

    The seriously funny comedy by Adam Bock is Unhinged Productions’ latest show

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    February 12, 2009

    At Home at the Zoo

    UH mounts Edward Albee’s prequel to The Zoo Story

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    February 12, 2009

    Free Day at the Zoo

    Web exclusive!

  • 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

    January 14, 2009

    The List Of Groups That Hate The Houston Zoo Is Growing

    Following last year's death of two-year-old elephant Mac, PETA isn't the only group that's not pleased with the Houston Zoo. California-based group In Defense of Animals has released its annual "Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants," and the Houston Zoo comes in at No. 2:The Houston Zoo's Asian elephant bre ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2009

    Houston Zoo Free Admission Day

    Start the New Year off with a freebie

  • 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
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    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

    November 15, 2006

    Re: Make That Elephant a Guinness!

    Photo by Steven Devadanam for HouStoned Images Ltd., Ulmtd. We think he totally looks like a Guinness, but whatev... Remember when we told you that the Houston Zoo needed help naming their new baby elephant? Well, the votes have been tallied, and the little guy (well, little in elephant standa ... More >>

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    April 6, 2006
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    April 22, 2004
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    March 27, 2003
  • Dining

    August 9, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    R&R Lounge's Blue Balls cocktail

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    Air Sic

    In cargo holds or plane cabins, critters are taking more than flights of fancy

  • News

    March 30, 2000
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    March 16, 2000

    Out at the Zoo

    Embattled director Olson departs as signs of reform arrive

  • News

    November 25, 1999

    Bungle in the Jungle

    Beneath the pretty facade of the Houston Zoo lies a world where animals, and their keepers, are being shortchanged

  • 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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    April 17, 1997
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    January 23, 1997
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    December 12, 1996
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    February 8, 1996
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    April 13, 1995
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    May 26, 1994
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    December 2, 1993

    The Park at the Heart of Our City

    Redesigning Hermann Park so it's not just isolated compounds for special interests

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