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, […]

Baby Lemurs Born at Houston Zoo

Last week, on Monday, Jan. 21 in the ring-tailed lemur habitat at the Houston Zoo, a tiny (and we mean TINY) baby ring-tailed lemur was born to experienced mom, Cairrean. At an estimated three ounces at birth, the unnamed baby will cling to Cairrean’s chest for a couple of weeks before moving to her back and then […]

ATTRACTING WILDLIFE

ATTRACTING WILDLIFE

By Cheryl Conley, TWRC Wildlife Center     It seems that everywhere we look we are seeing trees being torn down and grassy areas being turned into parking lots. Sadly, there’s not much we can do about it. There are things you can do, however, to help replenish some of the natural resources that are […]

Kill The Lights, Save The Birds

Kill The Lights, Save The Birds

By Cheryl Conley, TWRC     Who doesn’t love seeing the Houston skyline at night, or any big city for that matter? The buildings are all lit up like Christmas trees but did you know that the lights can have a devastating effect on migrating birds? Digital billboards, floodlights and electric signs can have the […]

IS IT A TURTLE OR A TORTOISE?

IS IT A TURTLE OR A TORTOISE?

By Cheryl Conley, TWRC

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