This is what to expect at the Houston Zoo's wetlands exhibit, opening Friday

By Amanda Cochran - Social Media Producer, Justin Stapleton - KPRC Weekend Meteorologist

HOUSTON - The Katherine G. McGovern Texas Wetlands Exhibit is kicking off the summer at the Houston Zoo starting Friday.

The brand new exhibit will feature habitats for some of the state of Texas’ most endangered animals.

There will be three main attractions including, Sally Ride, a recused American bald eagle, Snap, Crackle and Pop, three American alligators, and a whooping crane enclosure featuring Hayden and Angel. 

 

 

The exhibit also includes plenty of information about the status of these animals and where they are found in the wild across the state of Texas. 

 

 

 

The Houston Zoo website describes the design of the wetlands like this: “Designed with living plants to filter the water for the Texas Wetlands’ animal residents and to flood and slowly release water to the bayous during heavy rains, the habitat demonstrates the importance and resilience of this valuable environment. Guests will be able to enjoy a boardwalk stroll and experience a close-up view of these beautiful animals that Texans have helped save from extinction.”

The addition is located in the heart of the zoo on the site of the former duck pond. It will include plenty of information about the status of these animals and where they are found in the wild across the state of Texas.

The Texas Wetlands Exhibit is free with a zoo general admission ticket and opens Friday morning to the public.

 

 

Read more about the wetlands here.

 

 

 

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