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Our Mission

Our Mission

Connect communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife.

Our Vision

Be a leader in the global movement to save wildlife.

The Houston Zoo is home to over 5,000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide the highest standard in animal care. Each year, we welcome nearly two million guests who come to experience our incredible animals and ecosystems, and through their admission ticket or membership, help us fund the protection efforts of the counterparts of every species at the Zoo, in the wild. Through guests visiting the Zoo, we support wildlife conservation efforts in Texas and around the world.

Your Impact

By leaving a legacy gift to the Houston Zoo, you can help...

  • Provide free field trips to 90,000 students annually
  • Keep our gates open to 1.9 million annual guests
  • Support nearly 50 wildlife-saving projects
  • Deliver care and feeding to more than 600 animal species