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New Baby Elephant Born At Houston Zoo

New Baby Elephant Born At Houston Zoo

By: Jackie Wallace

LITTLE LADIES

LITTLE LADIES

By Cheryl Conley, TWRC Wildlife Center As a child, I enjoyed having Ladybugs crawl on my hand. I’d try to count the black spots. Women in the Victorian era believed that if a ladybug landed on them, they would get something new. If it landed on their head, they thought they would receive a new […]

IRD THAT SAYS ITS NAM

IRD THAT SAYS ITS NAM

By Cheryl Conley, TWRC Wildlife Center A few years ago, when I took my dog out for her last potty of the night, I heard the most beautiful bird singing. Just a few seconds later, another bird responded with the same beautiful song. I had no idea what species it was but after some research […]

Saving King Cobras in Southern India 

Saving King Cobras in Southern India 

By: Lauren Wappler, Houston Zoo

Baby Giraffe Born at Houston Zoo

Baby Giraffe Born at Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a male Masai giraffe, born in the afternoon on Mon., Sept. 30. The calf was born to first-time mom, Kamili, behind-the-scenes at the McGovern Giraffe Habitat, weighing in at 128 pounds and standing just over six feet tall. This is also the first calf sired by four-year-old, Joshua. After a two-hour labor, both mom and […]

PURPLE MARTIN MIGRATION

PURPLE MARTIN MIGRATION

By Cheryl Conley, TWRC Wildlife Center Everyone looks forward to the arrival of the Purple Martins each year. Most of us think their arrival means spring is just around the corner. But, at this time of the year, no one really thinks about them anymore. Most people don’t know that they’re very busy getting ready […]

THE PLASTIC PLIGHT

THE PLASTIC PLIGHT

By Cheryl Conley, TWRC Wildlife Center I’m deviating from my usual articles about local wildlife and addressing an issue that should be important to all of us. It’s the plastic pollution of our oceans. Why should we be concerned?  Plastic is killing our wildlife. Fish, seabirds, seals, sea turtles and marine mammals ingest plastics causing suffocation, […]

Bird Bath Bliss

Bird Bath Bliss

By Cheryl Conley, TWRC Wildlife Center The heat is on! Just like us, birds enjoy and need a clean drink of water and a cooling bath. You can do birds a great service by providing a birdbath where they can drink, bathe and preen. Here is some helpful information regarding birdbaths. Birds aren’t going to […]

Sneak Preview of Nat Geo Wild’s Secrets of the Zoo

Sneak Preview of Nat Geo Wild’s  Secrets of the Zoo

Nat Geo Wild’sSecrets of the Zoo, whose second season premieres at 9/8c on Sunday, June 2. In this special 1 minute, 17 second clip from the two-episode premiere, “Penguin’s New ‘Do,” a new cheetah mama bonds with her two precious cubs.Taking place at one of the largest and most popular zoos in the country — […]

Chimp Haven In Shreveport Open To Public

Chimp Haven In Shreveport Open To Public

Located less than 30 miles outside of Shreveport, Chimp Haven, the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary, is welcoming visitors for four exclusive Discovery Days this year. Animal sanctuaries rarely open to the public, making Chimpanzee Discovery Days a unique opportunity for visitors to experience firsthand the 200-acre forested refuge that is home to more than 270 chimpanzees, […]

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