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

Posted on · 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 […]

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Righting the Ship at MD Anderson, and Slam Poetry: Thursday’s Show (March 23, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) On Tuesday (March 21, 2017), Dr. Marshall E. Hicks took over as the interim president of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center after the resignation of its former president, Dr. Ronald DePinho. Despite currently being ranked as the nation’s top cancer treatment hospital […]

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Outgoing Houston Zoo CEO Discusses the State of the Zoo and the Return of Gorillas

Posted on · Houston Zoo President and CEO Deborah Cannon is retiring this summer, after more than 10 years leading the organization. She joins Houston Matters to talk about her time at the zoo and how it’s changed. Cannon’s visit comes as the zoo unveils its new gorilla exhibit to the public. It’s been 11 years since the zoo has […]