One of the most beautiful and interesting places to visit in Houston is the Houston Zoo. The Houston Zoo is unique in its mission to help save animals all over the world who are endangered. By visiting the Zoo, you will not only be able to see some of the most magnificent creatures but also contribute to a very worthy cause.
The Houston Zoo is one of the most popular Zoos in the country, and for good reason. It has over 55 acres of beautiful, landscaped grounds that are home to almost 5000 exotic animals. Here are some areas you must visit at the Houston Zoo;
The first exhibit you must see is The African Forest. This is a new addition that cost almost 40 million dollars. This part of the zoo is home to the giraffes, rhinos, and chimpanzees. There is a lovely restaurant that allows you to watch beautiful giraffes and zebras while you dine.
The Houston Zoo is home to one of the most beautiful Asian Elephant Habitat. There is a large pool that you can observe elephants splash around and sunbathe. You can watch zookeepers give elephants their bath and their breakfast. Remember that female and male zoos are kept separately for safety.
If you love birds the Fischer Bird Gardens are definitely one of the best exhibits in the world. You can see all sorts of tropical birds fly around while admiring the lovely rainforest landscaping. This is even a fun exhibit for children as you can play “I Spy” while looking.
The Children’s Zoo is the perfect place to visit if you have small children. There is a stunning butterfly pavilion and garden. There are some fun playgrounds that will allow your littles to get their energy out. Your children will also love the petting zoo where they can brush and pet goats and sheep.
Finally, the Kipp Aquarium is home to some breathtaking fresh and saltwater fish. You may even see eels, octopus, sharks, and jellyfish.
There is a great feature called “Plan Your Visit” at the zoo in which you can plan your itinerary for the day. This allows you to hit the parts you want to and miss the parts you don’t care as much about.
The Houston Zoo is open from 9 to 6 every day except for Christmas Day. The cost of admission is $18 a person for adults and $14 a person for children. The Houston Zoo is free for children