PHOTOS: Moody Gardens among hundreds of zoos, wildlife parks bringing back the ’80s with #ZooGlamourShots

Moody Gardens joins the viral trend that has many Zoos all over the country to post 80s yearbook style photos of their animals. (Leo Strupczewski, Moody Gardens)

HOUSTON – What started as a photo shared on social media became a national movement for zoos all over the country, including Galveston’s Moody Gardens.

“We heard #ZooGlamourPhotos are totally rad right now,” Moody Gardens wrote on Facebook.

We heard #ZooGlamourShots are totally rad right now 😎 Who do you think did it best? 🐧🐉🐒🦭

Posted by Moody Gardens on Monday, April 12, 2021

The photos were taken in a color-combined, retro-style laser background that resembles 1980s photos.

The trend started by a photo of a jaguar posing as if they were taking a yearbook photo at a San Antonio Zoo. With the retro background added, the photo went viral on Twitter, which encouraged other zoos to post their own #ZooGlamourShots on social media.

See how other zoos, wildlife parks and aquariums all over the U.S. are taking part of the #ZooGlamourPhotos trend on social media:

Which animal is your favorite glamour shot? Let us know in the comments.


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A graduate of the University of Houston-Downtown, Ana moved to H-Town from sunny southern California in 2015. In 2020, she joined the KPRC 2 digital team as an intern. Ana is a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur, a catmom of 2, and an aquarium enthusiast. In her spare time, she's an avid video gamer and loves to travel.