A Situation with a trunk: Baby elephant Baylor becomes a reality TV star for Houston Zoo
When you've got it, you've got it. And you really can't help it that when you're good, you're just good.
You see, there are over 200 AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums in the country. And National Geographic's Nat Geo Wild was looking to highlight one of them for the premiere of its three-part series, Zoo Confidential.
What lucky animal wonderland did the preeminent institution of science and education choose?
Our very own Houston Zoo, but of course.
Not only does Zoo Confidential take you behind the scenes of the best zoo in town, but the rest of the world gets to experience what Houstonians have been raving about for years, from the comfort of their own homes.
So what do the National Geographic faithful get to see?
But if you think that's the half of it, you don't know our zoo. The Attwater prairie chicken wildlife refuge gets a turn in the spotlight, as does the bath time of a leucistic American alligator and the feeding time of a Malayan tiger.
And that's only the first installment of the trio of episodes.
It's not every day that your hometown hero is poised to become an international icon. We certainly hope, when the Houston Zoo appears on the cover of People and Vanity Fair, they'll remember the little people that adored them back in H-Town.
Check out bath time for a gator: