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Houston Zoo presents World Giraffe Day

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The Houston Zoo will celebrate World Giraffe Day near the giraffe barn. Festivities will include crafts, opportunities to meet the giraffe keepers, a special giraffe-themed photo booth, the chance

Chillin' at the Zoo

Chillin' at the Zoo: As temperatures soar, animals get an icy break from the Houston heat

By Shelby Hodge

We two-legged creatures aren't the only ones in H-Town in need of a break from the summer inferno. The four-legged variety, which inhabit the Houston Zoo, can be just as miserable in ...

Great Ape

Gorillas in our midst (with wild pigs, too): Inside the wondrous new Houston Zoo habitat

By Marcy de Luna

Get ready to go bananas. The highly-anticipated $28 million gorilla habitat at the Houston Zoo, located in the African Forest section, opens Friday, marking the first time the z ...

Partying With the Animals

Young professionals go ape over new gorilla habitat at Houston Zoo preview party

By Shelby Hodge

Bachelors were on the prowl when Houston Zoo's young professional group, Flock, took over a corner of the zoo recently for a party night. And we're not talking buttoned-down bachelors, ...

Party Watch

Big cats prowl a Museum District home for endangered species gala: Bringing the fight home for wildlife supporters

By Shelby Hodge

What: An afternoon in support of the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Where: The Museum District home of Katie and Nick Johnson. The 411: Two of the beautiful big cats, on leashes with train ...

Party Watch

Houston's top chefs stir up a wild animal feast: When foodies overrun the Zoo

By Shelby Hodge

What: Houston Zoo Ambassadors Gala. Where: The Houston Zoo Masihara Pavilion. The 411: Fourteen of the city's top restaurants pulled out the stops for the wildly popular Ambassadors fun ...

One Blooming House

Historic flower house hits the market with a near $900,000 price tag — and plenty of upgrades

By Barbara Kuntz

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses and properties for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap sn ...

Party watch

Young professionals turn into absolute animals at this thumping brunch: Beer and champagne flow free

By Shelby Hodge

What: "Beastly Brunch" hosted by Houston Zoo's Flock. Where: Houston Zoo's Masihara Pavilion. The 411: The zoo's young professionals gathered more than 300 strong ...

Swinging Large

Gorilla bachelors bound for Houston require special care: Zoo preps for big arrivals

By Barbara Kuntz

Three "swinging" bachelors are headed to the Bayou City, ready to make the Houston Zoo their new home. Chaka, age 30, 23-year-old Mike and 14-year-old Ajari are the first of seven wes ...

Gorillas In Our Midst

Gorillas in our midst: King Kong-sized murals herald arrival of new Houston Zoo home

By Barbara Kuntz

Houston is going ape over gorillas. Right before our eyes, large-scale murals featuring King Kong-sized creatures are appearing throughout the city. The "urban jungle" transformation ...

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