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Jammin' With the Jaguars

Young professionals mix it up with big cats and big snakes at Houston Zoo

Young professionals mix it up with big cats and big snakes at Zoo

Houston Zoo YP Monty Criswell, Chris Huenink, Alex Baron
Monty Criswell, Chris Huenink, Alex Baron. Houston Zoo / Chris Brown, CooperBrown Studios
Houston Zoo YP Brittany Jefferson, Cole Smith, Tom Elias, Kelsi Woods
Brittany Jefferson, Cole Smith, Tom Elias, Kelsi Woods. Houston Zoo / Chris Brown, CooperBrown Studios
Houston Zoo YP Alexandra Dinunzio, Loftin Hillard
Alexandra Dinunzio, Loftin Hillard. Houston Zoo / Chris Brown, CooperBrown Studios
Houston Zoo YP Allison Hesterman, Jordan Hesterman
Allison Hesterman, Jordan Hesterman. Houston Zoo / Chris Brown, CooperBrown Studios
Houston Zoo YP Emily Brandts, Damian Gonzales, Sandy Trevino, Rahkee Sharma
Emily Brandts, Damian Gonzales, Sandy Trevino, Rahkee Sharma. Houston Zoo / Chris Brown, CooperBrown Studios
Houston Zoo YP D’Lexis Royce, Thomas Royce, Caitlin Donahoe
D’Lexis Royce, Thomas Royce, Caitlin Donahoe. Houston Zoo / Chris Brown, CooperBrown Studios
Houston Zoo YP Michael Broderick, Ted Bowen, Josh Goldberg
Michael Broderick, Ted Bowen, Josh Goldberg. Houston Zoo / Chris Brown, CooperBrown Studios
Houston Zoo YP Nick Espinosa, Chris and Kendall Hanno
Nick Espinosa, Chris Hanno, Kendall Hanno. Houston Zoo / Chris Brown, CooperBrown Studios
Houston Zoo YP Poala Roellana, Alex Zawisza, Erica Lawry, Nicholl Paulerio, Tai Prince, Ann Sadiku
Poala Roellana, Alex Zawisza, Erica Lawry, Nicholl Paulerio, Tai Prince, Ann Sadiku. Houston Zoo / Chris Brown, CooperBrown Studios
Houston Zoo YP Racheal Kain, Tyler Parker, Sydney Cendalsky
Racheal Kain, Tyler Parker, Sydney Cendalsky. Houston Zoo / Chris Brown, CooperBrown Studios
Houston Zoo YP Popi Stylianou, Niko Anagnostopoulos, Renee Anagnostopoulos
Popi Stylianou, Niko Anagnostopoulos, Renee Anagnostopoulos. Houston Zoo / Chris Brown, CooperBrown Studios
Houston Zoo YP Monty Criswell, Chris Huenink, Alex Baron
Houston Zoo YP Brittany Jefferson, Cole Smith, Tom Elias, Kelsi Woods
Houston Zoo YP Alexandra Dinunzio, Loftin Hillard
Houston Zoo YP Allison Hesterman, Jordan Hesterman
Houston Zoo YP Emily Brandts, Damian Gonzales, Sandy Trevino, Rahkee Sharma
Houston Zoo YP D’Lexis Royce, Thomas Royce, Caitlin Donahoe
Houston Zoo YP Michael Broderick, Ted Bowen, Josh Goldberg
Houston Zoo YP Nick Espinosa, Chris and Kendall Hanno
Houston Zoo YP Poala Roellana, Alex Zawisza, Erica Lawry, Nicholl Paulerio, Tai Prince, Ann Sadiku
Houston Zoo YP Racheal Kain, Tyler Parker, Sydney Cendalsky
Houston Zoo YP Popi Stylianou, Niko Anagnostopoulos, Renee Anagnostopoulos

What: Houston Zoo's Flock young professionals "Jam With the Jaguar."

Where: The jaguar habitat at the Houston Zoo.

The Scoop: More than 200 young zoo enthusiasts turned out for the night of libations, light bites and training sessions with jaguars and cougars. They also had hands-on experiences as they took selfies and photos with animal ambassadors from the reptile department. Snakes in hand. Yikes!

Proceeds from the event are earmarked for the zoo's animal care, conservation and education programs.

Who:  Ted Bowen, Sandy Trevino, Rahkee Sharma, Kendall and Chris Hanno, D'Lexis and Thomas Royce, Poala Roellana, Alex Zawisza, Alexandria Dinunzio, Loftin Hillard and Allison and Jordan Hesterman.