5 Things You Must Know About The Houston Zoo

As one of Houston’s best attractions, the Houston Zoo sits on 55 acres of land and welcomes more than two million annual visitors. Home to thousands of exotic animals, the zoo will always have something special to offer no matter how many times you visit it. Here are 5 things you did not know about the zoo:

  • Visit the zoo from the comfort of your home

If you desire to visit the zoo but you cannot be able to get out and do so, it is possible to watch everything that is taking place inside it from real-time live webcams. You will have a good glimpse of the animals through your smartphone or computer. This also gives you an idea of what to expect in terms of the weather or interaction with the animals before actually getting to the zoo.

  • The animals can create art

If you are both an art and animal lover, then the wildlife in the zoo is highly welcoming. If you are looking a bonding moment with the animals then they will walk on non-toxic paint and create amazing art. However, it is important to have enough time at the zoo to ensure that the animals’ masterpieces are not rushed.

  • Different events take place at the zoo

With a beautiful reception room, the zoo attracts all kinds of big events. Weddings, class reunions, corporate balls and many other events can be held here. Holding up to 2,500 guests, the room has an amazing backdrop for any event. It simply is the perfect location.

  • The zoo has one of the best marine life in Houston

Gone are the days when you had to schedule two trips to visit the zoo and the aquarium. Home to the Kipp Aquarium, you can enjoy more than 200 species over 2,000 fresh and saltwater fish. There is also a decent number of marine invertebrates such as the green moray eel, stingrays piranhas, sharks and giant octopus in the aquarium. All you need is one trip that will allow you to enjoy both the marine and land animals at the same time.

  • The gorillas are a major attraction

Visitors do not need to purchase an extra ticket in order for them to enjoy the seven western lowland gorillas. The zoo ensures that you can do so in their two habitats that are built like an African forest and a night house with private rooms. There is a 23-foot tall climbing tree that keeps these mammals busy at both times.

If you are scheduling a visit, the zoo is welcoming all year round. There will always be an abundance of things for you to explore. It is the perfect place to visit as an animal lover. Whether you are alone or experiencing the zoo as a group for a family bonding experience, there is so much to take away from it. You will enjoy feeding the giraffes, finding the hidden koolokambas, splashing around the water park, riding the carousel and learning from the exhibits. Needless to say, it is always an adventure waiting to happen.

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