Houston Matters

What New Exhibits and Changes are in Store for the Houston Zoo?

The Houston Zoo has about 6,000 animals of more than 800 species. For the past nine years, the zoo has been breaking its attendance records. For example, last year the zoo set its newest all-time high for attendance at some 2.55 million visitors. Of all the zoos in the country that charge admission, it has the second-highest […]

Producer Maggie Martin feeds a giraffe at the Houston ZooThe Houston Zoo has about 6,000 animals of more than 800 species. For the past nine years, the zoo has been breaking its attendance records. For example, last year the zoo set its newest all-time high for attendance at some 2.55 million visitors.

Of all the zoos in the country that charge admission, it has the second-highest attendance. So, we thought, with the weather warming up, we’d send Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin on a tour of the Houston Zoo.

And she sits down with its new CEO Lee Ehmke to talk about what exhibits and changes are on the zoo’s long- and short-term horizons.

(Right: Producer Maggie Martin feeds a giraffe at the Houston Zoo)

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