Road Trip: Houston Zoo’s 100th birthday party!
Friday on Houston Life at 3:00 p.m. the entire team is packing up and heading on a road trip. We’re live from the Houston Zoo! The Zoo is holding a 100th birthday party and we’re helping them celebrate. We’re feeding the giraffes, watching the elephants swim, and we’re walking you through everything your family can experience at the Zoo during its Centennial celebration. That’s Friday at 3:00 p.m. on KPRC 2.
Malfunction leads to loss of stingrays at Gladys Porter Zoo
An investigation is underway at the Gladys Porter Zoo following the deaths of several stingrays residing at the Landing at the Russell Aquatic Ecology Center, zoo officials announced Friday. The life support system provides oxygen, filtration and removal of organic waste. Thankfully, the other tanks in the aquarium were not affected,” zoo officials said in a media release. The group of 18 stingrays included Atlantic rays, cownose rays, Southern rays and yellow rays. Zoo officials noticed the loss Friday morning.myrgv.com
Polish zoo captures rare mouse-deer birth on video
WARSAW – A zoo in Poland says it's the first to have captured on video the birth of a rare Philippine mouse-deer, and everyone's hoping it’s a male so it can help the endangered species breed. The night birth on Nov. 10 at 2:24 a.m. at the Wroclaw Zoo was filmed by a camera in the stall. It has given experts some knowledge on the mouse-deer’s birth process and the first actions of a newborn, including that it begins to nurse quite quickly. “It is a conservation milestone for this species,” the head of the Wroclaw Zoo, Radosław Ratajszczak was quoted as saying in a statement Tuesday. Their population is shrinking as they lose habitat to palm oil plantations, the Wroclaw Zoo said.
‘Zoo Lights’ ready to transform the Houston Zoo into a magical winter spectacular
HOUSTON – It’s our favorite time of year at the Houston Zoo! ‘TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights’ returns starting November 14th and will run through January 10th. See how the Zoo is transforming into a magical winter spectacular for one of Houston’s most well-loved holiday traditions. This year’s zoo lights event will feature timed tickets to allow for proper social distancing while enjoying the sights and sounds of the season. For more information and to purchase tickets, log on to www.houstonzoo.org/zoolights.
Click2Win: American Ninja Warrior Swag
NBC’s four-time Emmy Award-nominated series “American Ninja Warrior” has returned for its ninth season and we’re giving away swag to one lucky fan of the show! The contest is open now until tomorrow night after the show, scroll down and enter now for your chance to win. 1 winner will receive the follow items:-One (1) American Ninja Warrior hat-One (1) deck of American Ninja Warrior trading cards-One (1) mini hand sanitizerContest begins at 1:00 P.M. on October 20, 2020. Deadline to enter is 9:00 P.M. on October 21, 2020. Enter here:
Click2Win: Houston Zoo Family 4-Pack
South America’s Pantanal is now open at the Houston Zoo and we have your chance to win tickets to explore the exhibit. Two lucky winners will receive a four (4) tickets to the Houston Zoo. South America’s Pantanal will allow guests to explore the tropical wetlands of Brazil right here at the Houston Zoo. Partnered with on-the-ground conservationists, the Zoo will offer visitors the chance to see these animals in an immersive and engaging trail. As guests enter South America’s Pantanal, they will encounter a set of rustic buildings, set on piers, evoking the eco-lodges that can be found alongside the rivers and streams in the Northern Pantanal region.
We have you: Bayou Wildlife Zoo asking thief to return stolen rescue turtle before owners press criminal charges
ALVIN, Texas The Bayou Wildlife Zoo in Alvin is asking for the thief who stole its new turtle to return him unharmed. According to a Facebook post shared by the zoo, the turtle was stolen from the facility over the weekend. In the post, the zoo owners explained the turtle is a rescue and he is in need of medical attention. The thief is being asked to return the stolen animal unharmed by 9 a.m. Monday no questions asked. ... Posted by Bayou Wildlife Zoo on Sunday, September 6, 2020Go to the Bayou Wildlife Zoo website to learn more about the facility, its animals and how to visit.
Zookeeper is in critical condition after being mauled by lions
A zookeeper in Australia is in critical condition after being mauled by two lions while cleaning their enclosure on Friday, authorities said. Paramedics were called to the facility at about 10:30 a.m. local time, police said in a statement. She was then airlifted to a Sydney hospital in "a critical but stable condition," police said. "We literally had to walk into a lion's den," she said. CNN has reached out to the Shoalhaven Zoo for comment.
An endangered pygmy hippo was born at the San Diego Zoo, the first in over 30 years
(San Diego Zoo Global 2020 PERMITTED USE: Images are provided to the media solely for reproduction, public display, and distri)Pygmy hippos are an endangered species, but in April, one was born at the San Diego Zoo. It was the zoo's first successful pygmy hippo birth in more than 30 years. Mabel, a 4-year-old pygmy hippopotamus at the San Diego Zoo, gave birth to her first calf last month, the zoo announced Friday. Pygmy hippos typically reside in rivers and streams of West African forests, according to the zoo. Less than 2,500 pygmy hippos live in Africa, the zoo said.
This Texas safari-like zoo lets you feed wildlife in an up-close encounter
No credit cards accepted)(Jill B. Jarvis)Heres what I like about Bayou Wildlife Zoo:Its unexpected. (Jill B. Jarvis)Right along a busy road, back behind the trees, is the Bayou Wildlife Zoo. The main attraction is the tram ride through the 86-acre property where exotic wildlife is allowed to roam. (Jill B. Jarvis)Our tram ride lasted about 30 minutes and we had a minor break down in the middle. Oh, and if you want to buy the Bayou Wildlife Zoo, its yours!
Santa Barbara Zoo euthanizes Little Mac, its last elephant
Brent Lewin/Getty ImagesSANTA BARBARA, California (CNN) - Little Mac, Santa Barbara Zoo's last elephant, has been euthanized after a series of health issues, the zoo said. After two weeks of a sharp decline in her health, the zoo decided to enter Little Mac into hospice care several days before her death. Dr. Julie Barnes, the zoo's director of animal care and health, said in a press statement before Little Mac's death. Melinda Morgan-Stowell, a guest service manager at the zoo, told CNN Saturday that Little Mac was the last elephant the zoo will ever have. Current regulations require far more room than the zoo has, so the zoo's elephant program and exhibit will be permanently closed, she said.
Lion cubs abandoned by mom
Lion cubs abandoned by mom Three lion cubs, abandoned by their mother at the Ramnicu Valcea Zoo in Romania are being cared for by Zoo employees with the help of a stuffed toy tigress. Caretakers do not understand why she rejected the cubs, especially given that she was abandoned at birth.cbsnews.com