Updates Coming for Houston Zoo

Updates Coming for Houston Zoo

Zoey McCarty, Staff Writer

Walking with family and friends to explore nature together and to see beautiful animals in their habitats is a magical experience for all ages.

On May 24 they are going to open wetlands exhibits with bald eagles, whooping cranes, and alligators.

The new wetlands exhibit will be named The Kathrine G. McGovern Texas Wetlands at the Houston Zoo with filter plants that are going to filter the water for the many animals at the zoo or call the zoo home and also provide flood protection for Texas from the bayous to the Galveston Bay.

“We aim to redefine what a zoo can be with beautiful and immersive habitats, compelling guest experiences, and an unyielding commitment to saving wildlife,” said Lee Ehmke, Houston Zoo president and CEO  in an interview with KHOU 11.

Giving the Houston Zoo an updated look gives visitors an experience for everyone to explore and enjoy. It’s also educational for kids to learn new animals and the zoo promises more animals to come.

“Children of all ages will watch and learn about local species of birds and alligators and turtles and other reptiles and more,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said in an interview with KHOU 11.

This is the Houston Zoo’s dedication for saving and protecting the wildlife from local to globally for many years to come.

Come see the new exhibits at the Houston Zoo on May 24.